|Papaya in Thailand|
|The papaya has been grown in Southeast Asia since the 16th
century and the long yellow or orange fruit, rich in Vitamins A and C, is a
well-established component of Thai cuisine. In perhaps its most popular use, green papayas
are sliced into thin strips and ground together with dried shrimp, garlic, and hot chilies
to produce a fiery salad called som tam.
The ripe fruit is often eaten with a few drops of freshly squeezed lime juice
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