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Which of the following items was used as a meat tenderizer and also eaten? Question 14 options: Cacao beans Pineapple Papaya Guava

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Dana Keller on January 19, 2019

The correct answer is - the Papaya.Green papaya, apart from being a healthy exotic fruit, it also has some other uses, perhaps surprisingly, but it has a use as a meat tenderizer. This fruit is used for this purpose because of the enzyme it contains, papain, which is an enzyme that manages to break the peptide bonds. In essence, this means that the papain of the papaya manages to break through the most difficult of the structure of the meat, making it softer and easier for the consumer.


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