Ever Had Pawpaw Juice?

Pawpaw juice from the ripe papaya fruit is sweet. The ripened fruit is used to make a juice which is served chilled. Adding less water makes pawpaw nectar. The nectar is a little thicker and served on ice.

The green fruit is used to make pawpaw pie.

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Pawpaw is very a good source of Dietary Fiber and Potassium.

It is also a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Folate.
But it’s pretty high in sugars.

Growing up in Africa, we spent a lot of time outdoors. We often invented our own play toys.

The pawpaw stems are soft but firm, and hollow. We pulled them off the tree and used a small knife to cut air holes along the stem.

They made a nice high pitch homemade flute.This play toy was a favorite of mine. I liked the bird-like sound.

Here’s what you’ll need:

3 C ripe mashed pawpaw (about 1 large )
1 C Sugar
1 Tbs lemon juice (2 to 3 limes)
4 C Water

Here’s what you do:

Peel the pawpaw. Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds from the core. Cut into cubes.

Use a spoon to press and force through a strainer.

Blend together 3 C mashed pawpaw, water, lemon juice, and sugar. Mix well, chill and serve. Store in the fridge.

To make the nectar:

Follow the juice recipe but use less water, about 3 C

Also try freezing some juice in an ice tray

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