The taste of unripe fruit is compared to the taste of sweet carrots, zucchini or pumpkin, and ripe fruit – with melon. For consistency, the ripe papaya is soft, a little buttery, and the smell is a bit like raspberry.Ripe papaya fruits are low in calories, especially appreciated by people who are on a diet. Ripe fruits are often eaten raw, peeled and peeled. Unripe papaya is used for the preparation of soups, sauces, meat dishes and salads. Also you can bake them.