Papaya jam is a delicious option to enjoy this tropical fruit throughout the year. It’s easy to make at home and can be used as a spread on toast, crackers, or to accompany cheeses.
How to make Papaya Jam
To make papaya jam, you’ll need to peel and chop the fruit, then cook it with sugar and lemon until a thick and smooth consistency is formed.
Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 60 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Chilean Papaya Jam recipe
- 1 kg of peeled and chopped papayas
- 800 g of sugar
- 2 lemons
- Peel the papayas, discard any bruised or damaged areas, and chop into small pieces.
- In a medium-sized pot, add the chopped papayas and mix in the sugar and lemon juice. Stir everything with a spoon and heat over medium-high heat until the mixture starts to boil.
- Reduce the heat to low and let it cook for about 60 minutes or until the mixture has thickened and has a smooth consistency. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
- Reserve the jam in sterilized jars with lids and keep it refrigerated until ready to consume. Serve it with toast, crackers, or strong cheeses.
Benefits of consuming papaya
- Papayas are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, A, E, K, folate, potassium, and magnesium.
- They are a good source of dietary fiber, which is important for healthy digestion, blood sugar regulation, and heart health.
Did you know?
Papaya is a tropical fruit native to Central and South America, originating from the region that includes Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and parts of Panama.