Papaya product on the shelves

New line for Mackay's Bananas


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Cameron Mackay, Mackay's Bananas, Tully, with the shredded green papaya product.

Cameron Mackay, Mackay's Bananas, Tully, with the shredded green papaya product.

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Mackay's Bananas are diversifying again - this time into a packaged papaya product.

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A North Queensland producer has taken a step away from growing and selling whole fruit, and has started a packaged line of shredded green papaya. 

Cameron Mackay, Mackay’s Bananas, Tully, said the line would be sold mostly in Far North Queensland originally, and will appeal to the Asian tourism market. 

Cameron Mackay with a green papaya from their plantation.

Cameron Mackay with a green papaya from their plantation.

Mr Mackay said while the product is still new – it is already proving to be popular. 

“It's a line that is in it's infancy, but shredded green papaya is certainly an Asian delicacy,” he said. 

“We're processing some into some kits.

“They're going into retail sale with a sauce in the kit as an additive to have with your meals.”

He said the product is not intended to be a meal on its own, but as something to pair with a “some steak or a bit of chicken”.

The product comes boxed with a sauce to mix in.

The product comes boxed with a sauce to mix in.

The Mackay family grow papaya in addition to their primary business of bananas, and also grow avocados and cacao. 

They are currently exploring organic opportunities for all lines, including the papaya. 

The story Papaya product on the shelves first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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