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