Papayas grow in most of the world’s tropical regions. Just like the taste, the papaya palm tree is also exotic with its beautifully shaped canopy. Reaching heights of over 30 feet, the thin structure somehow supports large bunches of papayas. Each papaya can weigh up to 10 lb!
When properly ripe, papaya has a unique buttery texture and an exquisite sweet and slightly pungent taste. It melts in your mouth. Some say the flavor is like a cross between a mango and a cantaloupe. Unless you live in a tropical climate, it’s hard to come by a ripe papaya. Imported papayas are picked green and the true flavor never develops. This is where a puree can be a good option since the fruit is naturally sun-ripened and pressed at the peak of freshness.
Papaya Aseptic Puree Specifications
Scientific name: Carica papaya
Otherwise known as: papaw, pawpaw
Flavor Profile: Earthy, buttery with a mildly pungent soft sweetness
Pulp Color: red orange
Ingredients: Papaya puree, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
Shelf Life: 18 month from the date of manufacture as long as packaging remains unopened. Store away from sunlight and below 77° F. Once opened, they can be refrigerated for up to 10 days, or frozen for the remainder of the shelf-life.
Beverage Uses: homebrewing, microbrewing, nanobrewing, craft brewing, fruited beers, fruited sours, cocktails, juices, seltzers, ciders, kombucha, mead, tea
Food Uses: baking pastries, ice cream, gelatos, sorbets, frozen desserts, yogurt, sauces, preserves
The Fierce Fruit Advantage:
Our purees are all natural with no sugar added. They are made from non-GMO fruit, pasteurized, gluten-free, vegan, and certified Kosher. Free of common allergens such as milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and soy.
Our high-barrier aseptic packaging ensures a completely sterile, bacteria-free puree, while maintaining the natural flavor and freshness of the fruit over a long shelf-life. Our purees are fresh (not frozen) and ready to use.
Shipping: Ships in 1 to 3 business days.