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June 2nd, 2009, 11:46 PM
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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?

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June 3rd, 2009, 12:04 PM
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i think if it isnt ripe yet, it might give her an upset tummy. i always eat my papaya when it is yellowish orange. maybe next time wait for it to ripen for a few days.

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June 3rd, 2009, 10:47 PM
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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.

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June 19th, 2009, 08:41 PM
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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.
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