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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursday; food glorious food;



Pawpaw or Papaya ready to eat.
The black ripe seed is edible as well, they taste peppery. I keep those to sow as soon as possible to grow the next generation  Pawpaw trees. Take the seed from well grown and sweet fruit.
 Pawpaw trees can succumb to wet or cold .They need a protected place away from strong winds or waterlogged soil. 

The scientific name is Asimina triloba. The pawpaw belongs to the Annonaceae, the Custard Apple family, a large family of trees, shrubs and lianas that are widespread throughout the World tropics.

Paw Paw (or papaya) is a fruit that grows in tropical areas throughout the world and is easily available throughout Australia. 
It is not only delicious but it has many health benefits.

These are just some of the major vitamins and minerals found in large quantities in paw paw:   dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, C and E. It also contains small amount of calcium, iron, riboflavin, thiamine and niacine. It is also very rich in antioxidant nutrients flavonoids and carotenes, very high in vitamin C plus A, and low in calories and sodium.

…and it can be  easily grown in your own backyard as long as you live in a tropical or subtropical climate!


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3 comments:

  1. For goodness sake! Fabulous and yummy I bet!

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  2. I love the red ones best. How do you protect them from the fruit bats?

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  3. Diane; you might have to cover the trees with nets or pack the fruit into paper bags. Are you sure about the bats. It could be possums or rats as well. There is a material available it looks like sheer curtain material, but is suntough and works well to cover a tree, as it does not tangle or damage the tree. Don't let the trees get to high, just cut of the top and it will grow from the sides.

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