I have cut opened so many papaya fruits, this is the first time that I came across sprouting seeds inside the papaya fruit. When removing the seeds I found they are unusual, I took a closer look at them to ensure they are not maggots or worms from a spoiled papaya fruit.
To make sure it is safe to eat, I brought the seeds to show to my better half, he told me that it is normal, nothing strange about it, perfectly safe to eat.
It came to my mind to plant papaya trees with these seeds but too bad, we haven't got the suitable "land" at our backyard, furthermore, we have got our dog, Lucky, he would destroy the seedlings before they can become a tree.
A close up look of a sprouting papaya seeds
I usually serve papaya like this, serve cold.