I want to eat papaya for the health benefits. I bought one yesterday. The big kind, like eggplant size. I'm pretty sure it was ripe as it was soft to the touch, yellow with brown spots, looked like it was starting to rot a bit in places. I cut it up this morning and I really didn't like the taste. I read about the odd smell but I don't think I smelled much. It was not sweet, kind of bland with an off taste. I know I'll not be able to eat it as is.
I made a smoothie with blueberries and raspberries and a little milk. I could drink it okay but I'm going to need other suggestions as I won't want that every day. Any suggestions that might be tastier? I'm starting to think that maybe it would pair well with other tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. I still think I'm going to have to go with juicing unless somebody has a better idea.