Wow!! 6 months growth and our ‘Carica Papaya’ has already surpassed 11 ft.
Here are a few fun facts about ‘Carica Papaya’!
1. A small papaya contains about 300% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C.
2. The seeds of the fruit resemble peppercorns and are edible. They can be ground up and used as a substitute for black pepper.
3. Unripe, green papaya contain Papain which has been used as a natural meat tenderizer for thousands of years and today is an ingredient in many commercial meat tenderizers.
4. Tea made from papaya leaves is consumed in some countries as protection against malaria.