Indigo Cherry Tomatoes
At first glance, the Indigo Rose cherry tomato strikes a curios chord. Its skin is glossy and smooth and the fruit has the quintessential cherry tomato shape and size
French Breakfast Radish
This oblong heirloom radish's vibrant color graduates to a white tip. Very crisp, the lovely color makes it a popular favorite. Quaintly named, this variety is topped with bright greens and offers an excellent mildly sharp flavor.
Inventory, 35 lbs : 10.16
This item was last sold on : 04/18/14
Available year round, winter is Mexican papaya's peak season.
Mexican papaya is one of the fastest growing tropical fruits available today. Ranging in size, some can measure twenty inches long and weigh in at fifteen pounds. The average papaya found in markets weighs one-and-one-fourth to two pounds and is six to twelve inches long. The Mexican variety is somewhat larger.
Turning greenish-yellow with shades of orange when ripe, Mexican papaya contains numerous round, shiny, inedible black seeds in its center cavity. Somewhat similar to a melon, its delectable flesh is firm and juicy. The flavor, however, is not quite as sweet as the common papaya.
Papaya places first among fruits in the content of vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, niacin, calcium, folate, riboflavin, thiamine, potassium and fiber. Papaya contains a beneficial enzyme, papain, that aids digestion. Following papaya in nutritional value, in order, is cantaloupe, strawberry, orange, tangerine, kiwi, mango, apricot, persimmom and watermelon. Eating five daily servings of fruits and vegetables lowers the chances of cancer. A recent study found that eating nine or ten daily servings of fruits and vegetables, combined with three servings of low-fat dairy products, were effective in lowering blood pressure.
Lacking acidity, enhance flavor with a sprinkle of lemon or lime juice. Cut in half; scoop out seeds; top with a scoop of sour cream, frozen or chilled yogurt or ice cream; sprinkle with brown sugar or granola. Slice peeled papaya into rings for an attractive edible garnish; serve with fish and meats. Dress up green salads. Make yummy marinades, ice cream, sauces, smoothies and bread. Add green papaya to stews and soups. Bake, boil or stuff; serve as a vegetable. Add to fruit salads. Puree to make delicious iced beverages. Blend with peanut butter for a tasty spread. Spicy foods love its company. Containing papain, a meat tenderizer, puree fruit to make a natural tenderizing addition to meat marinades. Papaya leaves wrapped around meat also serve as a tenderizer. To soften and tenderize thick meats such as roast beef or t-bones, spread mashed papaya over the meat. Refrigerate about two hours before cooking. To ripen, keep green fruit at room temperature three to five days. To store, refrigerate ripe papaya. Use within a day or two for best flavor. Firm peeled papaya can be frozen in chunks. Frozen fruit is best used in soups, marinades, salad dressings, entrée or dessert sauces and for baking. Uncooked papaya does not congeal in commercial gelatin with an animal protein base. It may be used with agar, a seaweed base. When making papaya chutney or jam, use a commercial pectin or other fruits that have an abundance of pectin.
The Hawaiian Islands are also major producers of papaya and at one time they used this fruit to feed chickens and pigs! Today, it is a favorite on many menus and more mainland consumers are discovering this island delicacy. Papaya is not to be confused with "pawpaw", the American custard apple. Australians use "pawpaw" to mean papaya.
A New World fruit, papaya is native to South and Central America. Its name is derived from the Spanish adaptation of the word "ababai" from pre-Columbian communities in the Caribbean. Dating back to prehistoric times, dozens of varieties of papaya exist today. Mexican papaya grows in Mexico and is imported into the United States.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Ballast Point Restaruant - Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-298-2337|
|Izakaya Pacific Beach||San Diego CA||858-274-2742|
|The Bristol Hotel||San Diego CA||877-784-6835|
|Brothers Cafe & Catering||San Diego CA||619-595-0295|
|Martinis above Fourth||San Diego CA||619-241-2622|
|Raglan Public House||San Diego CA||619-794-2304|
|Hyatt Islandia||San Diego CA||619-224-1234|
|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Cups Farm||La Jolla CA||619-261-9032|
|Sheraton La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-453-5500|
|Pascucci Pasta||San Diego CA||619-285-8000|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|La Costa Glen North||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1436|
|Sabor De Vida Brazilian BBQ||Encinitas CA||760-454-0432|
|Surf Side Cuisine||San Diego CA||619 507-0891|
|Bailiwick||San Diego CA||619-795-3036|
|Bahia Resort Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
|Crown Point Catering||San Diego CA||619-223-1211|
|Horizon School-Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5599|
|La Costa Resort & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Marine Room||San Diego CA||858-551-4676|
|Fox Sports Grill||San Diego CA||619-231-9000|
|Stevie's Catering||San Diego CA||619-298-7706|
|Marriott Marquis & Marina San Diego||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|The Crossings||Carlsbad CA||760-444-1800|
|Bull Taco / Wrench and Rodent||Oceanside CA||760-840-1976|
|Monarch School||San Diego CA||619-685-8242|
|Bahia Resort Hotel||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
|Festivities Catering||San Diego CA||858-586-2121|
|The Hake||La Jolla CA||619-994-7832|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Tender Greens-UTC||San Diego CA||858-455-9395|
|Culinary Concepts||San Diego CA||858-530-1885|
|Bali Hai Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-222-1181|
|Convivial Catering||San Diego CA||760-828-8762|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
|Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering||San Diego CA||760-822-3593 sal|
|Croces West||San Diego CA||619-233-4355|
|Firefly Beach||San Diego CA||619-222-6440|
|W San Diego Hotel||San Diego CA||619-398-3024|
|Amalfi Gourmet LLC||San Diego CA||619-379-3099|
|Queenstown Public House||San Diego CA||619-546-0444|
|Terra Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-293-7088|
|In The Market||San Diego CA||619-232-6367|
|Museum Cafe||La Jolla CA||858-456-6427|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Chateau La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-459-4451|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|MCRD-Marine Corps Recruit Dept||San Diego CA||619-725-6388|
|Tender Greens-Broadway||San Diego CA||619-807-1394|
Recipes that include Mexican Papaya. One is easiest, three is harder.
|The Cooking Blog||Caribbean Guacamole|
|Angie's Recipes||Chicken Papaya Salad with Herb Parmesan Vinaigrette|
|Gina's Skinny Recipes||Papaya Avocado Salad|
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Near Colonial, Baja California, Mexico
About 180 days ago, 10/21/13
Spotter's comments : Mexican Papayas spotted at Comercial Mexicana.
Blassito Near Colonial, Baja California, Mexico
About 280 days ago, 7/13/13
Spotter's comments : Perfectly ripe for a fruit salad.
Comercial Mexicana Near Colonial, Baja California, Mexico
About 280 days ago, 7/13/13
Whole Foods Market Near Lake Grove, New York, United States
About 378 days ago, 4/06/13
Market Street Near Colleyville, Texas, United States
About 396 days ago, 3/19/13