Here are some green papaya facts. Papaya, also known as the pawpaw, is good for digestion. The ripe papaya is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Raw green papaya has health benefits, too. Unripe papaya has a higher amount of potassium than ripe papaya. It has a compound that helps improve lactation in new mothers.
Unripe papayas are green on the outside and not pulpy. Hence, it is difficult to eat it raw. Hence, there are incorporated into a recipe with other ingredients so we can get more of its taste. The traditional atchara uses the green papaya. The fruit is grated into long strands, then fermented with vinegar, together with other vegetables. The result is a sweet-sour taste with a hint of spiciness that you would appreciate.
You may want to taste Ate Fina’s Papaya Atchara. It is a delightfully good side dish to your grilled or fried meat and seafood, along with steamed white rice.