So I just got back from a trip to visit my parents where I met up with a friend who was lucky enough to visit thailand for a while. She taught me how to make the green papaya salad and I have a feeling that its very healthy (similar to kimchee I think just not fermented?) as the only ingredients are the green papaya, tomato, carrot, and some anchovy sauce, along with hot peppers. Traditionally, it also contains sugar, but I can see easily replacing that with artificial sweetner. I could seriously eat this stuff every meal and not get sick of it.
Any ideas if this is a good thing to be eating or not?
Yum...Thai papaya salad is the best, and so great for summer. Yeah, as for sweetener, I'd go natural as often as possible. I use mostly honey, with the occasional maple syrup. Mark's Daily Apple has a great run-down on all these sweeteners and whether or not they raise insulin levels.
I have never heard of eating the green papaya,(in s. america they eat tons of ripe ones) so I googled it, interesting note about eating too much of it and it becomes 'a contraception'
I know that here we pierce the skin from top to bottom about four times for the 'milk' to drain out, supposidly releases toxins from the ripe fruit.