Healthy snack: pickled papaya

Healthy snack: pickled papaya


Pickled papaya is a great way to get in some good fiber, improve digestion, and improve your gut health. This great addition can be paired with your lunch or dinner every day! A few tablespoons with your meal can benefit you greatly, and this simple recipe takes under 30 minutes to prepare. This one jar will last you 3 months!

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  • 1 whole medium papaya
  • 1 carrot
  • 250 grams string beans
  • ¾ cup white distilled vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • Pinch of red chili powder
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  1. Peel the papaya and carrot. Grate until both have a string-like consistency.
  2. Cut string beans in the middle. Once cut in half, cut once again in quarter pieces.
  3. Boil 3 cups of water. Combine carrot, papaya, and string beans in a separate bowl.
  4. Once the water is boiled, pour into the bowl of carrot, papaya, and string beans. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Strain the water after 10 minutes.
  5. Boil ¾ cup of vinegar. Add salt to taste, pinch of turmeric, and red chilli powder. Let it boil once.
  6. Add boiled vinegar mixture to the bowl of carrot, papaya, and string beans. Stir well to cover evenly. Let it cool for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Put pickled mixture in jar and store in fridge. This mixture will last for up to 3-5 months.
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Did you know? Papaya has an enzyme called papain which allows our bodies to more easily digest protein. This enzyme has also been shown to help burns heal and prevent infection in wounds.

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