Thursday, March 19, 2009

Roasted Papaya with Brown Sugar

You don’t often see a recipe for baked papaya. What’s interesting about this recipe is that’s it’s touted as a good remedy for colds and flu.

The information and recipe is from posted 3/19/09.

Papaya is an excellent antioxidant along with other necessary nutrients like- folate, vitamin B, magnesium, potassium & minerals. It has potential to resist colon cancer & improve the cardiovascular system. Papaya also contains papain, a digestive enzyme. This outstanding source of vitamin A & C can promote your immune system. Papaya is also a good remedy for flu & colds. Consumption of papaya is effective for intestines & stomach.


  • 3 tbsp brown sugar (light)
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 Caribbean Sunrise papayas
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Combine the ginger & sugar.
  • Slice open 2 solo papayas and scoop out the seeds.
  • In a 10 by 13 inch baking dish place the papaya, chopped side up.
  • Sprinkle the ginger and sugar over the papayas.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the edges of the papaya browns. Every 10 minutes brush the now -liquid ginger and sugar mixture over the papaya meat.
  • Remove from the oven. Sprinkle pepper over the papayas and serve with lime wedges.