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No, Really, What Fruit Is This??

Sunday, May 26, 2013

We went grocery shopping this mrng and came home with this. The sign said it was papaya, the tag on the fruit said papaya so we thought it was papaya.

I buy a Libby's Skinny Fruit(in a can) and it has papaya and THIS fruit tasted NOTHING like papaya. It was really bad, leaving an even worse after taste. It looks like little black turtle or fish eggs spilling out of the middle.

What is it???

And a couple days ago I bought a fruit that I thought was papaya and it was REALLY good. It had a really hard middle, definitely not edible but oh SO good. What was that? A mango?

SO confused!
And Amber is disappointed. You should have seen her face when she cut into that! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUNPANTHER 6/17/2013 7:23PM

    It's definitely papaya. I'm not a papaya fan and felt my face screw up when I saw your pics, lol!

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IYA_EKUNDAYO 5/29/2013 3:46PM

    Yes, that is a fresh papaya for sure. I eat them all the time.
It probably was not all the way ripe when you tried to eat it, causing a bitter emoticon after taste.

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TRENTDREAMER 5/28/2013 7:47AM

    Wow. I haven't dealt with such a strong case of "What food is this, exactly?" since eating at the dining hall of my university.

I've bought extremely pre-ripe fruits that have tasted absolutely nothing like they do when fully or partially ripened. I am totally not familiar with the two fruits mentioned in your blog and its comments.

If I were to blog about it (from what I see in the picture), I would bring up conspiracy theories about aliens or even pod people. Don't throw it away, send it to Roswell and have Mulder and Scully have a look at it (See? Bleeding edge up to date references!).

Anyway, have a great rest of the week!

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GABIBEAR 5/27/2013 11:37PM

    That definitely looks like a Papaya to me. It is not a mango because the mangos have 1 large seed in the middle. Good luck with finding out what it is!

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NEWKATHYNOW 5/27/2013 6:56PM

    I usually eat dried papaya which may not taste at all like fresh. I've never had any from a can. Do love ripe mango though!

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GAYEMC 5/27/2013 4:38PM

    Looks like papaya to me also. I love it and make a salsa with it that is wonderful on fish. Maybe you just got a bad one.

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EOSTAR_45 5/27/2013 1:52PM

    Looks like a papaya. Unfortunately, the papayas in the supermarkets do not taste anything like real papayas at all!! I think they ship them green and totally unripe and then put some color or something. YUK!

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ALISHAB3 5/27/2013 1:09PM

    There is variation in the fruit. The bad tasting ones might have gone to alcohol.

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BELLAMEMAW 5/27/2013 7:25AM

    Not a fan of papaya

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NUTRON3 5/27/2013 7:08AM

    sometimes mine taste blah too

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CHLOE453 5/27/2013 5:35AM

    Sure looks like a Papaya to me. I prefer canned Papaya better also, although I can eat fresh. Have a good day!

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NEW-CAZ 5/27/2013 2:55AM

    that is papaya Michele, I quite like the seeds!
Tinned fruit always tastes different to fresh.

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LADYIRISH317 5/27/2013 12:18AM

    Actually, that is a fresh papaya. Just apparently a very bad one. I've bought fresh papaya many times. Those black seeds are typical.

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/27/2013 12:18AM

    That is a papaya. I'm not sure if I've ever had papaya but I do know I'm not crazy about mango's. Wikipedia has a picture and info about papaya's. Here is a link
. The other fruit you are talking about sounds like a mango. Here is a link to Wikipedia's article on Mango's

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MELAMA210 5/26/2013 10:09PM

    I have no idea...haven't seen anything like it. Hope you figure it out.

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LIVINGFREE19 5/26/2013 9:43PM

    Sorry, I can't help you out.

Good luck!

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KICK-SS 5/26/2013 9:12PM

    It looks like Papaya to me, which I don't care for. Papaya, to me, tastes like soap. The ones I've seen usually have more seeds inside than that one does, maybe it was a dud.. I like Mango's though... they look similar, but the Mango has one large seed in the middle and usually a much better taste when they're ripe.

Unfortunately, the grocery stores get so much tropical fruits in that are green and they never do ripen nicely and develop good flavor. Those fruits don't grow in Oregon.

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PEGGYO 5/26/2013 6:46PM

    take it back to the store maybe the produce person can help you out.

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BRIGHID3 5/26/2013 6:20PM

  Looks like papaya though usually there's a lot more seeds in the middle. I suspect that you didn't get a fully ripe one. I think it's hard to get good papaya outside of the areas where they're grown; think about the difference between a summer-ripe tomato grown locally and a hard winter tomato that's been shipped for days. I fell in love with papayas in Hawai'i and every time I try one now I'm disappointed.

The other fruit was probably a mango. They have a large pit in the middle.

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SUNSHINE99999 5/26/2013 5:55PM

  I'm thing some good fish bait. Good luck. emoticon

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FCARMICH 5/26/2013 5:29PM

  good luck finding out!

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AZMOMXTWO 5/26/2013 5:18PM

  I do not know but it does not look good either I do know that any time I have eaten mango or papaya it was good not bitter at all

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