Sometimes referred to as a tree melon, the papaya is native to southern Mexico and Central America. Papaya was introduced to Hawaii in the early 1800s and today it is the only state that commercially grows this fruit, touted for its many health benefits. As we celebrate national papaya month, take this quiz to see what you know about its nutritional value.
1. Unripe, green papaya fruit contains an enzyme called papain. What has papain been used for for thousands of years?