How To Make Fermented Green Papaya

Fermented green papaya is a powerful probiotic superfood that you can make at home. It’s simple, it’s healthy and it’s tasty.

Fermented papaya in Thai Salad
Fermented papaya in salad


Table of Contents

  • 1 large green papaya
  • 1 tablespoon celtic sea salt per kilo of papaya
  • 4 cloves garlic – finely chopped


Grate, shred or chop the papaya using either a mandolin slicer, food processor or similar.

Mix shredded papaya with the salt and garlic and squeeze firmly until liquid forms in the bottom of the bowl.

Pack tightly into a fermenting jar making sure that liquid covers the papaya completely as it is important to keep them below the brine (if it doesn’t add a little salt water brine made with 1 teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of water), cover and leave to ferment for a few days or more depending on taste then store in the refrigerator.

Include fermented vegetables in your diet every day to help keep your gut flora and immune system healthy.


Tip: Using a fermenting jar like the Primal Pickler with an airlock will give a much more consistent result as it allows the gases produced during fermentation out, without allowing additional air or bacteria in.

2 thoughts on “How To Make Fermented Green Papaya”

  1. Thank you very much for this simple receipt fermented papaya reportedly has healing properties.
    with all my gratitude !


    • You’re most welcome Pierre! 🙂

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