Cooking with Frank papaya for breakfast recipe

Hawaiian Papaya Breakfast – Cooking With Frank

Have a Hawaiian Papaya for breakfast! In the first episode of Cooking With Frank N. Foode, host Karl Haro von Mogel explores how the genetically engineered Rainbow Papaya was created with Dr. Dennis Gonsalves, and Carol Gonsalves shows how to prepare a papaya for a traditional Hawaiian breakfast! The inaugural episode begins with the nightmare sequence from our series teaser video.


  • 1 ripe Hawaiian Papaya
  • 2 Lemon Slices
  • (Optional) 1/2 cup each fresh blueberries and raspberries, mint sprig
  • (You can add any berries or chopped fruit you desire.)


  1. Cut ripe papaya in half
  2. Cut off the tip and remove the seeds
  3. Add a slice of lemon
  4. (Optional) Make it interesting by adding fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, pineapple, mango, etc, and/or a sprig of mint.
  5. Squeeze the lemon juice on the papaya before you eat!

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 Papaya

Papaya with lemonAdd 1/4 cup each blueberries and raspberries
Carbohydrates26 g35 g
Total Sugars18 g23 g
Dietary fiber4 g7 g
Potassium428 mg503 mg
Vitamin A108 μg RAE110 μg RAE
Vitamin C144 mg155 mg


  • Host and Executive Producer: Karl Haro von Mogel, PhD
  • With: Dennis Gonsalves, PhD and Carol Gonsalves
  • Music Director and Nutrition Consultant: Ariela Haro von Mogel, RD
  • Theme composed by: Thomas C. Lang
  • Frank Art: Celestia Ward
  • Papaya Infographic: Layla Katiraee, PhD
  • Special Thanks: Eric Weinert, Jeff Shaw, German Mingramm, PhD, Anastasia Bodnar, PhD
  • With support from our Sustaining Members and UW-Madison New Arts Venture Challenge

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