Intro of Custard Apple

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Intro of Custard Apple

The custard apple scientific name is Annona Reticulata L from family Annonaceae. Custard apple has another name such as sugar apple, sweetsop and bullock hearth. The custard apple are usually round,ovoid or conical with widely 2-4 inches. The fruit spotting knobby segments in shades of pale or bluish green with orange yellow margin. Others varieties may have spotting deep pink to red or purplish-red skin, some even speckled and bear seedless fruits. The ripened custard apple fruit which weighs about 100-400 grams, is a mass of soft, creamy white and glistening, cone like segmented flesh that is slightly fragrant and deliciously sweet and custardy. Within most of the segmented flesh is a single blackish-brown seed that is hard and shiny.

How Custard Apple Tree Look?

The custard apple tree is a small semi evergreen tree. Custard apple trees can be 5 to 10 meters tall.. Custard apple is found throughout the tropics. Custard tree is a low, erect tree, with a rounded or spreading crown and trunk 25-35 cm thick. The leave are elongated with long 10 to 15 cm and wide 5 to 10 cm. The fragrant flower is in cluster and slender with narrow petals 2-3 cm long and externally light green and pale yellow with a dark red or purple spot on the inside flower.

Product made from Custard Apple/Recipes

Some of product made from custard apple are:

1.Custard apple cake
2. Custard apple juice
3. Custard apple powder

Why Custard Apple Benefits to Healthy

The custard apple taste is sweet, it have many health and nutritional benefits. Given below is the nutritional value of the fruit:

Nutritional Value per 100gm

Iron - 0.7mg
Thiamine (B1) 0.05 to 0.08 mg
Vitamin A 1 mg
Vitamin C 22 to 43 mg
Acidity 0.4-20 mg
Energy 310 to 420 kJ
Protein - 1 to 4.3 gm
Zinc 2.7mg
Magnesium 32 to 88 mg
Copper 2.4mg
Potassium - 250 to 578 mg
Fibre 1 to 3.2 g
Riboflavin (B2) 0.08 to 0.1 mg
Sugar 14 to 18 gm
Niacin (B3) 0.8-20 mg
Carbohydrate 23.71 gm
Sodium - 4 to 14 mg
Calcium - 17 -20 mg
Vitamin C - 22 to 43 mg
Fiber - 1 to 3.2 g



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