PAPAYA in Syrup

papaya tree

The papaya in syrup is other of the delicacies that we can make easily in Cuba.

It is also  part of our gastronomic tradition, so that is very common to get to any home and feel the agreeable aroma of this sweet as soon as we cross the door.

The papaya is a tropical fruit with great benefits for health, a rich source in vitamins and minerals.

Its help to combat the constipation, no matter the way of consume it, natural, in juice, milk shake, etc.

It has a high content of Vitamin c, approximately 80 milligrams per 100 grams of fruit, hence its great source of antioxidant.

Moreover, its provide us acetic acid and vitamin E, it is ideal for the good health of our eyes, so that its protect them against the development of glaucoma and cataract for its content of carotene of luteina and …

To consume papaya, it helps us to better the sanguine flow, to keep the optimum levels of cholesterol in blood and its leafs can be used as cicatrizants.

In the Oriental part of the island is known as Fruta Bomba, and although is originally from Central America. It is easily planted in all Cuba.

The sweet that we will prepare today is in Syrup, a delicious that no doubt you must taste and make at home.

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Papaya in Syrup Recipe

papaya in syrup

Do you know how to make the Cuban papaya in syrup recipe? We show you the ingredients and every step for you to make at home this delicious dessert.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time25 min
  • Yield1 Recipient
  • Serving Size30g
  • Energy332 cal


  • 2 pounds of papaya
  • 1 piece of lemon peel or orange
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 pound of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup of water

How to make papaya in syrup


We begin by washing the papaya very well, peel it and cut into small or big pieces.


Later in a cooking pot, we add water, together with the papaya already cut, sugar, the lemon peel and the stick cinnamon.


We cover it and cook it over a  low heat, without stirring it during 15 or 20 minutes, untill the water has boil down and get the light yellow color.


It is depend on the point you want the Syrup, it will be the time you must keep it on the flame, when its be ready and the pieces of papaya are cooked, but without getting dash.


We remove it from the flame and keep to get cool to a room temperature.


You can use ripe or Green papaya, just that the Cooking time will be different for each case, whenever they get the perfect point, no problem.

If you have a Green papaya, the ideal is to put it from 10 to 15 minutes in a pressure cooker.

You can accompany this sweet with some pieces of cheese; it is a combination full of taste and delicious.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • 4 servings per container
  • Serving Size30g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories332
  • % Daily Value*

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