Papaya relish food preservation
ATCHARA PAPAYA RELISH
1. Place grated papaya, onions, carrots, and chili peppers into a large glass bowl,
pouring enough saltwater or brine (see above salt to water ratio) to cover all the
2. Cover with lid and leave at room temperature for at least 8 hours
3. Strain the vegetables, setting aside and reserving the brine, and then transfer
the vegetables into another glass bowl
4. Combine the ginger juice, mashed or pressed garlic, and sugar with the drained
vegetables and mix thoroughly
5. Pack the vegetables (tightly) into Kilner jar(s) (or other glass jars that can be
sealed air-tight), until the jar is about 3/4ths full
6. Pour reserved brine into the jar, ensuring that all the vegetables are submerged
in brine but leaving about 2 or more inches of airspace at the top (if you don’t
leave airspace, the jar will leak or explode)
7. Seal the jars and leave them at room temperature in a dark place (away from
sunlight) in your kitchen for about 7 days at around 70 degrees F (if it is warmer,
it will take less time, if it is colder, it will take more time to ferment
8. Check vegetables daily to ensure they are submerged in brine, if they are not,
submerge them as needed with a clean utensil and re-seal jar
9. Taste it, if it is sour it’s done, if not, it has to ferment longer
10. After about a week, transfer to the fridge for long-term storage (it will continue
to ferment but much slower).
There are a few disadvantages as well of eating papayas that are listed below:
Papaya is susceptible to ringspot virus that may cause premature molting and
malformation in the leaves. This virus was a great threat to Hawaii’s papaya
industry. It is also susceptible to the fruit fly a small wasp-like insect. This insect
was found to lay its eggs in young fruit.
Pregnant ladies should not eat papaya as it can cause abortion. Thus, papaya
should not be eaten by a pregnant woman.
If the papaya is eaten in more amounts, it can adversely affect your skin
because the beta-carotene present in the fruit can produce discoloration of the
Atchara is high in fiber, this is also highly recommended for people with high
blood because of its high potassium. Potassium is essential for the heart to
function well. Atchara is also good for those suffering from constipation.
Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that helps break down proteins. It is also
rich in fiber, which pulls toxins out of the body and aids in digestion. The vinegar
content can lower blood sugar and may help with weight loss because it makes
you feel more full and satisfied.
Great in lowering cholesterol. It is rich in fiber, Vitamin C, and antioxidants, aids
in weight loss, boost the immune system, great snack for persons with diabetes,
aids in good eye health, improves digestion with its fiber content, and helps
ease menstrual cramps.