Papaya seeds are black and resemble peppercorns. Can you eat papaya seeds? The answer is yes. In fact, papaya seeds are used in many recipes and have several health benefits (see link at the end of this article for a list of papaya seed health benefits).
They have a peppery taste and can be ground up and used as a substitute for black pepper.
Papaya seed salad dressing is a popular recipe throughout the world. Papaya seeds are blended into the dressing for a peppery flavor.
The seeds can also be eaten by themselves, sprinkled on salads, or added to smoothies.