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So I've been getting ideas for new foods to introduce from wholesomebabyfood.com and I decided to try and puree up some papaya. Well first of all I got the papaya from Wal-Mart and it was green (All the ones there were green). When I got home I looked online and I read that the best papaya to get is an orangish color and that green ones aren't even considered ripe. Well I cut it open, diced it, and pureed it. But I'm scared to give it to her. It hardly tastes like anything at all and isn't anything what I read a papaya should look, taste, or have the texture of.
Does anyone know what a papaya is supposed to taste like? Should I just throw this out and try to find a riper one? Will a green one make her sick?
I did let it set for 3 or 4 days and it didn't seem to make any difference at all. I was afraid that if I let it sit too long that it wouldn't be any good to eat, so I went ahead and cut into it. I think I'm just gonna have to find one that's already ready to eat cuz I'm too scared to give it to her.
Tia, if all you can find is green mangoes, put it in a paper bag to make it ripen a little faster. The fruit releases ethylene, and when it is in a closed bag, the gas released by the fruit causes it to ripen faster.