Learn how to cut a papaya and find out how versatile this tropical fruit can be. Add it to desserts, salads and salsas, for sweet, smooth flavor.
The 7" Santoku is the perfect knife for cutting a papaya. Its length matches well with the size of papaya and its sharp blade easily slices through the skin and into the flesh without wavering.
How to Cut a Papaya
How to Know if a Papaya is Ripe
The skin of a ripe papaya should be turning from green to yellow and it should give a little when you press into it. Avoid papayas with bruises or brown spots or sunken spots in the skin.
Save the Seeds
While the seeds of a papaya are edible, unlike the flesh, they have a strong peppery flavor. They can be rinsed, dried, crushed and used in place of peppercorns.