The papaya is a soft, fleshy fruit that has a sweet taste and vibrant colour.
The black, round seeds within papaya fruit are edible, although the somewhat peppery taste is considered as quite bitter.
Not only does papaya have a wonderful taste, it is also packed full of antioxidant nutrients.
Papaya that has a reddish-orange skin and is slightly soft to the touch is ripe and ready to eat. If the papaya fruit has a slightly yellow colour, it should be kept at room temperature to ripen within a few days.