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Chilean Papaya Honey Syrup Recipe
Chilean Papaya Honey Syrup Recipe

Papaya syrup, also known as papaya honey, is an ideal preparation to be used as an accompaniment for various sweet or savory dishes, whether they are desserts or meats such as ribs or pork loin, with the added benefit of still retaining the qualities of the original fruit.

How to make Papaya Syrup?

For this preparation, the main ingredient undoubtedly is whole fresh papayas that are first soaked in water overnight and then cooked with a sugar syrup that is finally filtered through a cloth.

Nutritional Information

Category: Sauces
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 400
Preparation: 12 hours
Cooking: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Recipe for Papaya Syrup

Ingredients

  • 12 whole papayas
  • 500 ml of purified water
  • 1 egg white
  • White sugar

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, place the 12 papayas in halves, without removing the seeds, and cover with cold water. Cover and let sit overnight.
  2. Strain and squeeze the papayas, extracting all their juice, and reserve in a medium saucepan, heat over low heat for a couple of minutes, strain again through a cloth, and weigh the amount of juice obtained to then match an equal amount of sugar.
  3. In a large saucepan, add sugar and moisten with a splash of cold water, cook over medium heat until a slightly thick syrup is obtained, pour in the papaya juice and egg white, and with a stainless steel whisk, beat the mixture for a couple of minutes and strain again through a cloth.
  4. Gather the filtered liquid back into the saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
  5. Package the papaya syrup in clean and sanitized glass bottles until ready to consume. Keep refrigerated once opened.

Benefits of consuming Papaya

Papaya contains an enzyme known as papain, which helps the body digest proteins more efficiently, aiding in regulating the digestive system and facilitating skin healing.

Papaya is a natural anti-inflammatory that can be beneficial for those with ulcer problems and may even help reduce the risk of developing biliary and colorectal cancer.

Did you know?

If you suffer from a latex allergy, there is a good chance you may also be allergic to papaya, which can increase the risk of anaphylaxis.

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