Why do papayas smell different?
One native fruit of the tropics, papaya is indigenously discovered from the country of Mexico, even before the Mesoamerican classic cultures emerged and was established. Otherwise known as papaw or pawpaw, this fruits is highly cultivated in tropical regions, where it grows rapidly as can easily bear fruit for as early as three years after being planted. Although highly sensitive to frost, papayas have been known to be useful as food, as aid in cooking and act as a medicine. It was also discovered that the plant’s stem and bark can be used in the production of rope. As an edible fruit, papayas can be eaten raw or can be incorporated in stews, salads or curries. It can also serve as meat tenderizers because it has the ability to break down tough meat fibers. In its role in medicine, papayas are known to treat digestive problems, particularly constipation because papayas are known to be the natural form of laxative. It is also known by some people to act as antibacterial agent for certain specific pathogens such as E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella typhi.
Although one can experience allergic reaction and other side effects in the consumption of papaya fruit, one common query about this fruit is its smell. Papayas exude a distinct smell that can be highly differentiated from other kinds of fruits. The kind of smell papayas has is different primarily because of the juices that are released when the fruit is being cut. Such fruit is known to be rich in vitamin A and C as well as potassium, folate, and fiber. These natural compositions of papayas are said to be the contributory elements which make up the smell that papayas exude.
Today, papaya can be found all year long, in variety.