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What pear-shaped fruit resembles a melon on the inside but is botanically a berry? Juicy, sweet papaya! Called "fruit of the angels" by Christopher Columbus, this tropical gem has thin, green-gold skin and yellow to pinkish flesh that is similar to melon in texture and flavour. In the centre of the flesh is a large cavity filled with small, black edible seeds that have a peppery taste. Papayas are an excellent source of vitamin A and C.