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A while ago I discovered papaya seed oil in a health store. Although I didn’t buy it instantly I went home and looked it up. Why should I use it and what for? Although it was 100% pure the bottle in the store stated it was for haircare only.
I wondered if it was edible and as I read on and discovered more and more health benefits I stumbled across something I have never heard before. Eating papaya seeds. I adore papayas and always made it a habit to scoop out the seeds and throw them in the compost. Not a single time was I questioning if I could eat them or not.
In fact papaya seeds seemed to be a lot more than just a fancy new addition to my spice collection. I discovered that they are used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to detoxify and strengthen the liver. They are also a great way to rid the body of parasites.
It is fairly easy to turn papaya seeds into a pepper replacement. Simply slice a fresh papaya in half, scoop out the seeds and place them onto a kitchen towel. Fold the towel together and rub the seeds inside the cloth until they are clean.
If you have a dehydrator, set it on the lowest setting and dry them over night. If you don’t have a dehydrator you can use a fan-assisted oven. Spread the seeds on a baking tray, lined with a baking parchment. Set it on lowest temperature setting and dry the seeds until they break apart when crushed.
Once dry you can fill them into a spice mill and use it like pepper. Dried papaya seeds taste a little bit like watercress and add a rich flavour to dressings.
interesting. Thanks for sharing this unusual tip. cheers!
Detox Girl says
thanks for taking the time to share this with us 🙂
this is so unnecessary. thank you.
Don’t read it then.
Your comment is unecessary 🤦🏻♀️
What if you don’t have any pepper, but have a bunch of papayas laying around? If you need pepper for a recipe, you can use this instead. What if you are challenged to make a dish without spices? This could be a substitute for pepper. The list goes on.
I use it for pepper regularly I have my own papaya tree and dry and grind all the seeds
I think that was horribly rude, also I found it insanely necessary and very helpful as we just found out my mother has a severe black pepper allergy and this is an amazing substitute… so thank you author for sharing and sorry about rude people.
The best chefs use this in their recipes!
Thanks! Looking for new food ideas and love the idea! II’m starting to follow the Blood Type diet where for “B” papayas are beneficial and pepper is not allowed!
THANKS FOR THE POST
You are welcome! – Love, G.
I think it, s a great idea and have ways k own about the pPaya seeds health benefits, especiay kling parasites, like tapeworm which is the hardest to get rid of. If you have ani.als I sugest youhave some in your diet. Also thdy help you to lose weight. Am dehidrating a new batch now. 🙂
I’ve just come back from Texas where I had papaya for the first time! I’m in love! So happy the seeds can be repurposed and this idea is wonderful. Thank you!
Hello Kay. So glad you got to experience the flavour of papaya. It’s so very deliciously sweet and refreshing at the same time when it’s ice cold. I adore it. – Love, G.