Bright orange papaya, aside from tasting sweeter, is also likely to contain more antioxidants and vitamins and have many other health benefits.
As a compromise, use papayas that are just ripening but still have a little green on them. Also use sections of fully green papaya in digestive and anti-parasite smoothies.
A convenient and potent alternative rich in papain enzyme are green papaya supplements. If fresh papaya is unavailable or too expensive, green papaya capsules can be taken with a meal high in protein and are an easy way to improve its digestion and avoid intestinal problems later on.
Eating fruit after a meal isn’t generally recommended as it can have a negative effect on your digestion, papaya is one of the few exceptions