09.04.2011 05.Nisan, 5771
It's reasonable to assume that people who say they hate papaya just ran into a bad one the first time around.
In an attempt to lift up and embrace the outcast, I have written about purslane, buckwheat, pumpkin, celery and other foods that through no fault of their own have an image problem. Papaya is a little different. The others are veteran but unpopular, while papaya for far too long has been pigeonholed as a new arrival. Once rare in Israel, it was relatively quite expensive, but the number of growers has increased so there's an abundance of good fruit at reasonable prices.
It is easy to distinguish between the two common types of papaya – round and elongated. It's worthwhile scattering the black seeds on the ground, as they effortlessly turn into small, heartwarming plants and often continue to grow and produce fruit. Papaya lovers recommend using the pulp for skin care….