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How to freeze papaya

Sava's Kitchen
Follow these easy step-by-step directions on how to freeze papaya fruit before it gets overripe and goes to waste. Freezing cubed papaya is an easy and convenient way to keep this amazing fruit on hand at all times. 
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Prep Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 60 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 freezer
  • 1 Baking pan
  • 1 parchment paper sheet
  • 1 large cutting board
  • 1 Large knife

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ripe papaya
  • as needed water to rinse the papaya

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the baking pan by laying a sheet or parchment paper on top. Wash papaya and remove any stickers. Cut papaya in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and strings.
  • Cut and discard about one inch off each end. Use a knife or veggies peeler to remove the skin.
  • Cut the papaya halves into cubes by slicing it first lengthwise and then crosswise after.
  • Spread the papaya cubed over the baking sheet in one layer. Try to spread them in a way that most of them do not touch each other.
  • Place the pan in the freezer and freeze for about 2 hours or until cubes are frozen firm.
  • Transfer frozen papaya cubed to the freezer-safe bag and place it back to the freezer for storage. Enjoy as needed!

Notes

  • use a flash freezing method to prevent from sticking
  • freeze the seeds separately for other use
  • use parchment paper over the pan
  • consider double bagging to prevent from odors absorption
  • the nutrition facts are estimate. For accurate calorie and macro counts, weight the food and use special apps to calculate more accurate nutrition information.

Nutrition

Calories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 2gFiber: 2.7gSugar: 23g
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