Custard Apple

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Product Of Australia

Custard Apple (Soursop)

  • Oval/heart shaped fruit.
  • Weighs 4.5 – 7kg.
  • Leathery looking but tender inedible skin, from which many spines protrude.
  • The tip of the spines break off easily when the fruit is ripe.
  • Skin is dark green becoming yellow/green when ripe.
  • Flesh is cream coloured and granular and separated easily from the mass of white, fibrous, juicy segments, much like flakes of fish.
  • A soft pithy core.
  • Pineapple like in aroma.
  • Musky, subacid in flavour.
  • In each segment there is a single, oval, smooth, black seed.
  • There can be up to 200 seeds i.e.. segments in a fruit.

Health Benefits

100g of Soursop yields the following:

  • Calories – 66
  • Total Carbs – 6% of DV
  • Protein – 1g
  • Dietary Fibre – 13% of DV
  • Vitamin C – 34% of DV
  • Calcium – 1% of DV
  • Iron – 3% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Selecting tips

  • The tip of the spines break off easily when the fruit is ripe.

  • Skin is dark green becoming yellow/green when ripe.

When eaten ripe, they are soft enough to yield to the slight pressure of one’s thumb. Having reached this stage, the fruit can be held 2-3 days longer in a refrigerator. The skin will blacken and become unsightly while the flesh is still unspoiled and useable.

Storage

Ripen at room temperature and store in the refrigerator for a short time.