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Large tropical fruit with leathery skin and soft pulp; related to custard apples  small tropical American tree bearing round or oblong fruit.

Interesting facts about Cherimoya

  • Are you aware that cherimoya is part of the custard apple family?
  • Are you aware that cherimoya grows on a small tree approximately 22 feet tall?
  • Are you aware that cherimoya fruit is oval and slightly oblong in shape?
  • Are you aware that cherimoya has a soft, sweet, white, creamy flesh with several large, glossy, dark brown seeds? (The seeds can be easily removed.)
  • Are you aware that the seeds of the cherimoya if crushed open are poisonous?
  • Are you aware that the skin of the cherimoya is slightly elevated with oval puckers?
Cherimoya fruits of the cultivar Madeira
Cherimoya fruits of the cultivar Madeira
  • Are you aware that cherimoya will continue to ripen when kept at room temperature?
  • Are you aware that cherimoya is best eaten when the skin “gives” slightly when lightly pressed just like an avocado?
  • Are you aware that ripe cherimoya have a greenish-yellow skin color?
  • Are you aware that cherimoya taste like a combination of pineapple and banana?
  • Are you aware that cherimoya’s nickname is the “ice cream fruit” because some people chill it and then eat it with a spoon?
  • Are you aware that cherimoyas are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of potassium and fiber? (Vitamin C is needed by the body to form collagen in bones and aids in the absorption of iron. Potassium is important for normal blood pressure and muscle growth. Fiber is important for healthy digestion.)
  • Are you aware that cherimoya is primarily grown in South Asia, Central America, South America, Southern California, Hawaii and Southern Italy and Spain?

Nutritional information on Cherimoya

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