National Pawpaw Day

National Pawpaw Day
Celebrate National Pawpaw Day with a delicious fruit smoothie or tasty pawpaw salad - the perfect way to enjoy this unique tropical flavor!
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It's time to get ready to celebrate National Pawpaw Day on the third Thursday in September! This day is dedicated to celebrating and appreciating the delicious pawpaw fruit, which has been around for centuries. Native Americans have long enjoyed this nutritious treat, which is often referred to as the "custard apple" due to its creamy texture. The pawpaw is a nutrient-dense superfood that is high in vitamins A and C, fiber, potassium and antioxidants. So why not whip up some sweet treats with this amazing fruit or just enjoy it as-is? Get ready for an extra special day of pawpaw festivities!

History of National Pawpaw Day

National Pawpaw Day Timeline

January 2012
Co-founder Dan finishes the economics degree he promised his mum he’d complete, only to never use it and start his own clothing business (love you mum).
Co-founder Dan finishes the economics degree he promised his mum he’d complete, only to never use it and start his own clothing business (love you mum).

How to Celebrate National Pawpaw Day

<div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">1. </span>Bake a pawpaw cake</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Baking a pawpaw cake is a great way to celebrate National Pawpaw Day.  You can use fresh or frozen pawpaw for the cake and top it with cream cheese frosting.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">2. </span>Make a pawpaw smoothie</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">A pawpaw smoothie is another great way to celebrate National Pawpaw Day. Simply blend together ice, pawpaw, banana, yogurt, and honey for a delicious treat.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">3. </span>Visit a local farmer's market</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Visit your local farmer's market to pick up some fresh pawpaws and other fresh produce. Buy enough to make a few recipes or take some home as a special treat.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">4. </span>Visit a pawpaw orchard</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Take a trip to the nearest pawpaw orchard and pick your own fruit for the perfect celebration of National Pawpaw Day. Enjoy the scenery and the taste of freshly picked fruit!</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">5. </span>Create a pawpaw dish</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Create your own unique dish using pawpaws either as the main ingredient or as an accent flavor.  Try something new and get creative with your cooking.</p></div>

Why We Love National Pawpaw Day

<div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>A.</span>Pawpaws are delicious</h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>Pawpaws have a sweet flavor that is similar to banana custard. They are often compared to bananas, mangos and peaches when it comes to their texture, but they have a unique flavor that can't be replicated by any other fruit. Eating pawpaws is an experience like no other!</p></div><div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>B.</span>Pawpaws are healthy</h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>Not only are pawpaws incredibly delicious to eat on their own, but they also provide great nutritional value as well. They are full of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and potassium, as well as dietary fiber. Eating pawpaws can help you stay healthy and energized!</p></div><div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>C.</span>Pawpaws support small farmers & businesses </h3><p id='' class="matters-text">By purchasing locally sourced pawpaws from small family owned farms and businesses, you are helping to contribute to the local economy and providing much needed support to these hardworking people. Plus, you know you're getting high quality fruit that's been harvested with care!</p></div>



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