Cherimoya is definitely the king of all fruits.This fruit originates from the Andes, South America. It cultivates in the subtropical areas of the world, and the major commercial producer nowadays is Spain. This fantastic fruit is grown at height of 1500 meters and grows up to incredible 8 meters in height.
Cherimoya fruit is also known as the custard apple, and has a taste that is a mixture of banana, coconut, papaya and pineapple.
This fruit is grumpy and has a green-yellow- brownish crust.The “White meat” inside can be eaten only if cut it in a half, and then you can eat it with a spoon. You can enrich its taste with lemon juice, but undoubtedly the best way to enjoy its unique flavor is without adding anything.
Cherimoya is full with vitamins B1, B2C, phosphorus, calcium and iron.This fruit can be used against inflammation of the kidneys and bladder.
You should be careful when buying this fruit not to buy crushed and brownish fruit, because when they are like that they are at the end of their lifetime. You can consume them in numerous salads or just like an additive to different dishes.
Health benefits of cherimoya:
1.Very sweet and pleasant flavor annonas contain an impressive list of essential nutrients, vitamins, anti-oxidants and minerals.
2.The fruit has calories equivalent to that of mangoes. 100 g of fresh fruit pulp provide about 75 calories. It however, contain no saturated fats or cholesterol. The fruit characteristically is a good source of soluble dietary fiber (3 g% or 8% of RDA) which helps lower absorption of cholesterol in the gut. The fiber also helps protect the mucousa of the colon from exposure to toxic substances by binding cancer-causing chemicals to it.
3.This fruitt is very rich in vitamin-C. Vitamin C is a very powerful natural antioxidant. Feasting with fruits that are rich in vitamin C will help your body to develop resistance against different infection and free radicals from the body.
4.this fruit ia aslo a great source of the B-complex vitamins, especially pyridoxine (vitamin B 6). 100 g from this fruit provides 0 20% of the daily-recommended levels. Vitamin B 6 helps to keep-up the GABA neuro chemical in your brain. High levels of GABA calms down the nervous irritability, tension, and headache ailments.
5.Cherimoya contains several poly-phenolic antioxidants. Among them, the most prominent in annona family fruits are Annonaceous acetogenins. Acetogenin compounds such as asimicin, bullatacinare…etc are powerful cytotoxins and have been found to have anti-cancer, anti-malarial, and anti-helminthes properties.
6.This fruit has a well-balanced sodium-potassium ratio. A good levels of potassium in your body is helping you to control your blood pressure and heart rate, and therefore, counters bad effects of sodium. It also encloses more minerals weight per weight than a lot of common known fruits like apples, being rich in magnesium, copper, manganese and iron.