So it's best to eat your papaya, or fruits for that matter, approx. 3 hours before a meal. For eg, have 2 slices of papaya for breakfast, then eat proper lunch. Or have some papaya during tea break time, and then eat dinner 3 hours later.
Regarding this, what kind of fruit is a papaya?
Berry: Entire pericarp is fleshy, although skin is sometimes tough; may be one or many seeded. E.g. grape, tomato, papaya, pomegranate, sapote, persimmon, guava, banana and avocado. The latter two fruits are often termed baccate (berry-like).
Is a papaya a fruit or a vegetable?
The ripe fruit of the papaya is usually eaten raw, without skin or seeds. The unripe green fruit can be eaten cooked, usually in curries, salads, and stews. Green papaya is used in Southeast Asian cooking, both raw and cooked.
How do you choose a ripe papaya?
Look for: papayas that are mostly yellow and a little green to fully ripen at home. Papaya is fully ripe when it is bright yellow. Also choose papaya that are firm, yielding to gentle pressure, have smooth skin and are heavy for their size. Avoid: papaya that have blemishes, cuts and are overly soft.