Ripe and unripe
The ripe mango is yellow-orange inside and outside and is deliciously sweet. The unripe, green mango is sour and hard. This unripe variety is also very popular in Thailand and is often eaten as a snack, grated with a mixture of pepper, salt and sugar, for the taste kick. The ripe papaya also has orange flesh and a bit of a sweet, wiry taste.
At least as popular is the unripe papaya, which plays a leading role in Thai cuisine as the basis for the popular tom yam salad. Finally, is it unhealthy to eat unripe fruit? No, unripe papaya and mango contain less sugar, have vitamins and are good for bowel movements.