The unripe papaya fruit is used both raw and cooked in many Southeast Asian dishes, including salads, curries, and stews.
Ideal storage temp is 45-55F, and shelf life is up to three weeks. At retail stores, green papaya should be displayed together with vegetables to differenciate from Ripe papaya in the tropical section. Look for clean, firm, fully green papaya. When cut open, flesh should be pale white and seeds immature