I would always buy papaya whenever I saw them in supermarkets back in England, they would be long, green and fit nicely in my palm. Here in India, they are round, much sweeter and the size of my head!!
If you were to pop a bindi and some sindoor on this one, I think we would have ourselves a striking resemblance!
Christopher Columbus called it ‘the fruit of angels’ and as I am on a quest to become as angelic as possible before my wedding next month (and not get too stressed about it, angels don’t get stressed), I have started eating one of these gigantic papayas for breakfast everyday.
Papaya is an excellent source of dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, C and E (vitamins which boost immunity and improve skin health!). Papayas are very rich in antioxidants and contain small amounts of calcium, iron, and B vitamins (which help to release energy- need it).
Best of all, they are delicious and only about 40Rs each (that’s 40 pence UK, I’d buy one half the size for four times the price back in England) !