Nutrition

Pawpaw is bursting with vitamin C. One cup of Pawpaw cubes (140gms) will give you 87mg of vitamin C, that’s more than the same amount of an orange. Pawpaw also contain good quantities of beta-carotene, vitamin A and Vitamin E, which make them fantastic for your skin and a great anti-oxidant fruit.

Pawpaw Recipes

Delicious Dole Pawpaw will add something very special to any meal. Dole Pawpaw are available in two delicious varieties. Yellow flesh is the most popular variety sold in New Zealand and can be used in all the recipes unless green-fleshed pawpaw are specified. The green pawpaw is mainly used as a savory ingredient in a dish. Pawpaw is beautiful when simply peeled, sliced and served with a squeeze of lime or lemon juice, but try these easy recipes for a touch of the exotic in your next meal.

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Pawpaw Tips

Storing

You can ripen a pawpaw at room temperature and then store the ripe fruit in your refrigerator.

Selecting

Pawpaws are ripe when they are soft to the touch. Their skin may have lightened from a dark green to a lighter shade, and they may show some black spots or blotches. The spots do not affect flavor. 

How to use

Silky smooth and sensational, delicious Dole Pawpaw will add something very special to any meal. Pawpaw is beautiful when simply peeled, sliced and served with a squeeze of lime or lemon juice, but try our selection of easy recipes for a touch of the exotic in your next meal.

Preparing

Dole Pawpaw is easy to prepare to eat. Test the fruit for ripeness, then cut the narrow end off of the pawpaw. Next cut the fruit lengthwise in half. Scoop out the black seeds in the centre and discard. (Pawpaw seeds are not generally eaten).

Peel the pawpaw and slice into segments.