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🐝 Supplier / Place Of Origin：Organic Farmula / Kam Tin
🔖 Authentication： Hong Kong Organic Resource Center Organic Certification Number C20003; Regernative Farm ZFPA Restore Fund Farm
🌱 About the Producer：
There are already hundreds of organic farms in Hong Kong. "Organic Farmula" is one of the largest, covering an area of 80,000 square feet. It has one of the largest greenhouses in Hong Kong. It adopts scientific research technology and is committed to the development of modern organic farming.
Organic Farmula aims to help the community build a healthy lifestyle by growing all-natural, chemical free and local produce by also offering hands-on experience for the public. Kelvis hopes to continue the mission with regenerative measures to witness the return of her soil’s “vitality” and resistance to extreme weather.
"Organic Farmula" was planned in May 2019, ground was broken in August, and the first batch of dishes was released in December, until June 20, 2020 when it officially obtained organic certification. During the two seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter, we experienced crop failures, and production has stabilized so far. "Organic Farmula" believes that if Hong Kong's agriculture is to continue, it must first modernize, reduce labor, and ensure production and quality, so as to attract more young people to join and continue the sunset industry. At the same time, farms and farms, farms and high-quality sales platforms must be combined to promote local industries. What to eat and what to use, why should it be controlled by others? !
Farm Size: 10 DC / 72,600 sq.ft / 1.65 acres
Produce Grown: Most leafy vegetables (including salad leaves), potato, watermelon, sweet potato, cucumber, bitter gourd, fuzzy gourd, eggplant, corn, okra, green beans, string beans, taro, jicama, ginger, spring onion, tomato, cherry tomatoes strawberry, honeydew, herbs, fruit trees
"Healthy express" & Homegrown Foods hopes to go with the "Homegrown Foods", bring organic life to the community, and personally support health and environmental protection 💪🏻.
Regenerative Practices to Implement:
Compost application, cover crop, mulching, nutrient management., conservation crop rotation, alley cropping, herbaceous wind barrier
Project Period: October 2023 - September 2024
Carbon Sequestration Potential: 4T CO2
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🛍 Product Information：
Binomial Name：Carica papaya L.
Other Names：Green Papaya
Product Description：Papaya is a very common fruit or ingredient in tropical and subtropical regions, and green papaya is more suitable for cooking. After the green papaya is cut, if it is not used immediately, it is best to soak it in water and drain it when it is used to keep its moisture and freshness. Green papaya is originally a fruit, so it can be mixed directly with steamed rice to make papaya rice. Immature papaya contains a lot of papaya enzymes that decompose protein, which can promote the development of breasts. For female friends who are in the period of puberty, the effect is more significant.
Variety：Main varieties: Solo, Blue stem, Betty, etc. in America, with taller and larger plant types; Hortus gold in South Africa.
Chinese varieties are:
(1) Lingnan species (嶺南種): thick flesh, orange-yellow, sweet taste, but weak disease resistance;
(2) Suizhonghong (穗中紅): The quality is similar to that of Lingnan species, and the taste is lighter, but it has strong resistance to waterlogging and disease;
(3) Thai red meat (泰國紅肉 introduced from Thailand): The fruit is thinner, long cylindrical, and the flesh is thicker.
There are three kinds of papayas commonly found in Taiwan and China: Tainong No. 2 (臺農2號), Sunrise (日陞), and Red Lady (紅妃). Most of the papaya trees certified as organic in Hong Kong are Red Lady (紅妃).
Supply Season：The supply season is the whole year. It is produced all year round.
Storage Method：Proper Care and Handling
Keep papaya in a refrigerated area at 10-12.8°C to maintain a shelf life of 5-7 days.
Never cool unripe papaya below 7.2°C as this will permanently stop the ripening process.
It can be stored at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. It is recommended to eat it as soon as possible after purchase.
#Should Be / Avoided：
Appropriate: It is suitable for people with rheumatism, muscle and bone pain, chronic gastritis and stomach pain, indigestion, obesity and postpartum lactation deficiency.
Contraindications: People with astringent and painful urination should avoid taking it.
Pregnant women should avoid eating papaya
Properties (TCM): warm
Five Flavors in TCM: sour
Efficacy Calming liver and stomach, relaxing tendons and collaterals, invigorating muscles and bones, lowering blood pressure
Papaya is known as "Longevity Fruit" in China. It is sweet, delicious and nutritious. It contains proteolytic enzymes, which help break down protein and starch, and are of great benefit to the digestive system. However, the papaya glycosides contained in papaya have a significant contraction effect on the uterus, and pregnant women will experience accidental miscarriage or premature delivery after eating it. In addition, papaya is a cold fruit, and pregnant women with slightly weak constitutions are prone to stomach cold or gastrointestinal discomfort after eating papaya.
Papaya itself has adverse effects on teeth and bones. Pregnant women are prone to bleeding gums during pregnancy. Eating papaya will only aggravate oral problems and is not conducive to bone health. The papain in papaya has obvious excitatory effect on the uterus. Pregnant mothers will feel abdominal discomfort after eating it. Papain also has a paralyzing effect on the smooth muscle and skeletal muscle of pregnant women, and it also has a certain degree of toxicity. If pregnant women eat it, it may cause allergic reactions.
Therefore, in order to avoid accidental miscarriage and premature delivery, it is best for pregnant women not to eat papaya, whether it is raw or cooked.
Affordable: 1. Papaya and milk: Papaya protein in papaya helps the digestion and absorption of protein in milk. 2. Papaya and beef or pork: The milk in papaya is the main ingredient for making papain, which is commonly called loose meat powder on the market, which can soften the muscle fibers of pork or beef, make the meat tender and smooth, and help the absorption of protein. 3. Papaya and raw fish: Papaya to cook raw fish, fish tail or stewed pig's trotters has the effect of promoting milk secretion. Phase grams: 1. Papaya and pumpkin: The vitamin C decomposing enzyme in pumpkin will destroy the vitamin C in papaya and affect its nutritional value. 2. Papaya and beef liver: The copper in beef liver will accelerate the oxidation of vitamin C in papaya, making it lose its nutritional value.
Cooking Skills：For green papaya that needs to be stir-fried, it is recommended to soak it in water before putting it in the pot to remove the white juice produced after peeling, or quickly blanch it in boiling water and then drain it; in addition to removing the astringency, it can also shorten the cooking time and maintain a crisp taste. . Green papaya can also be cut into pieces and fried. If you feel that the chunks of melon are not fried thoroughly enough, you can add some water to cover and simmer before putting it in the pot. After the juice is reduced, it will still be delicious on a plate.
Notes：Important The papayas we sold here and in most cases are not unsuitable to eat immediately, they all need the stage of "ripening". If they are not ripe, they will not be sweet. This has nothing to do with the quality. It’s just that the papayas bought in the market and supermarkets have been artificially ripened, so they look beautiful and are in the most perfect state for you. Most of them can be eaten immediately.
The papain in papaya is slightly toxic to the human body, so it should not be eaten too much each time, and those with allergies should eat with caution. In addition, avoid contact with iron or lead utensils.
Another traditional Chinese medicine called "Chuan Papaya", also known as "Xuan Papaya", is not "Papaya" that can be eaten fresh. Chuan papaya (scientific name: Chaenomeles sinensis, a Rosaceae plant), sour in taste and flat in nature, is mainly used to eliminate dampness, relax tendons and activate collaterals, and is most suitable for patients with rheumatism. Xuan papaya in the north is mostly used to treat diseases and should not be eaten fresh.
About the blue issue of genetically modified (GMO) papayas
Hong Kong has passed a "Genetically Modified Organisms (Control of Release) Ordinance (the "Ordinance") to protect biodiversity under the precautionary principle. GMO crops cannot be grown, otherwise it is illegal.
However, because the GMO papaya has been widely planted in Hong Kong, it is difficult to enforce the law, and there are no close relatives of it in the local wild. Therefore, starting from June 23, 2012, Hong Kong has completely exempted the cultivation of GMO papaya and exempted two imports. GMO papaya seeds that have been produced commercially are not regulated by the Ordinance. The so-called comprehensive exemption means that regardless of whether it has been approved for commercial production by the place of production or has not yet been approved, it can be planted without exception.
Comprehensive exemption is of course a one-hundred-thousand, without law enforcement, but it allows the pollen of GMO papaya to contaminate other non-GMO conventional and organic papayas uncontrollably, sacrificing the planting rights of local and organic growers, as well as the genes of local agricultural resources Diversity, moreover, leaves gaps in local food security.
In order to draw Hong Kong people's attention to the local genetic pollution problem and its impact on local conventional and organic farmers, as well as ordinary growers, the Green Field Fund launched the "Hong Kong No Genetically Modified Planting Areas" campaign in 2011, calling on all Hong Kong Farms or individuals who plant space participate in this civil spontaneous movement and express their will to the government. As Hong Kong currently does not have mandatory genetically modified food labeling laws, the seeds or tubers of some genetically modified fruits and vegetables (such as papaya, potato, etc.) may be used by citizens or farmers for planting. According to the "Survey Results of Genetically Modified Organisms in Hong Kong" by the Fisheries and Conservation Department, in 2011-2012, 69% of papayas imported into Hong Kong were genetically modified. If a citizen or farmer leaves the seeds of the papaya he has eaten, and then grows it himself, then his papaya may be genetically modified.
Exempt two commodity varieties of GM papaya (i.e. GM papaya with unique identifier code CUH-CP551-8 (also known as 55-1) and GM papaya with GM event code Huanong 1) so that they are not subject to Ordinance (regarding that no person shall knowingly import genetically modified organisms intended for release into the environment). After the exemption takes effect, anyone who grows or raises genetically modified papayas in the field, or administers genetically modified live vaccines for animals to animals will not be guilty of an offense under the Ordinance.
In addition, organic certification in Hong Kong prohibits the use of genetically modified seeds and the self-propagation of papayas. Non-GM papaya seedlings must be purchased from approved producers to ensure that the farm papaya is not contaminated by genetically modified seeds. Therefore, as long as the farm is not certified, even if it is organic cultivation, the risk of local citizens buying organically modified papayas is really high.
The immature fruit has green skin and pale yellow flesh, which is suitable for cooking materials, such as papaya fish soup.
It is usually eaten raw. The ripe fruit of papaya is usually eaten raw, without the skin or seeds.
Pre -order every week. After the order is placed, fresh products will arrive within 2 days. The supply depends on the delivery situation, or it will be shipped separately.
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☘️ Preserve vegetables
1. Leafy vegetables and softer vegetables, if packaged, should be placed in the cold box in the original package;
2. Organic Vegetables are more prone to spoilage if they have water droplets. Put the vegetables in a ventilated place to dry or wipe off the water vapor, then wrap the vegetables in slightly damp newspaper and put them in a plastic bag before refrigerating. ;
3. Organic vegetables do not use preservatives or special treatments. Vegetables are generally stored for three to five days. Some vegetables will decompose enzymes, so they should be eaten as soon as possible.
☘️ How to wash vegetables
1. Wash vegetables before cooking to keep them fresh;
2. It is not advisable to soak the vegetables for too long, and they should be washed first and then cut to avoid the loss of vitamins;
3. Washing vegetables with dilute salt water or Dish Drop can easily remove vegetable insects;
4. Cut vegetables with a stainless steel knife to reduce vitamin loss;
5. Vegetable leaves contain a lot of nutrients, so you should avoid shredding, chopping or grinding the leaves;
6. Immediately after cutting, to avoid the loss of vitamins due to air oxidation.