The lion is the king of animals, and cherimoya is king of fruits!
This fruit originates since the time of ancient Inca. It is so good that once it was reserved only for the rulers!
It grows in the valley of the Andes, at an altitude of 1500 meters, from Colombia to Peru. This plant can submit lower temperatures. This is why it has spread to other warmer regions of the world such as Spain, Israel, Chile, California, Brazil and Mexico. Cherimoya can grow up to 8 meters in height.
This fruit tastes like coconut, pineapple, banana and papaya. It has thorny and yellow-green skin. Inside there is a white meat that is eaten with spoon after the fruit is cut in half. The fruit’s taste can be enriched with lime juice, but it is probably for the best to enjoy its unique taste, without adding anything. Seeds, about 10-20, found inside the fruit is not edible because they are toxic. Also, the fruit should be eaten immediately, because it must not be kept in the refrigerator. This fruit does not tolerate temperatures below 14 degrees.
Cherimoya contains carbohydrates and it is very nutritious. It is also rich in vitamin C, B1, B2 as well as calcium, iron and phosphorus. This fruit can help against bladder and kidney inflammation.
Fruits are harvested while hard due to the fact that they mature at room temperature, in the sun. When ripe, cherimoya relents under pressure of fingers such as avocado and kiwi.
Be careful and do not buy squashed and brown fruits because that marks the end of their shelf life.
Also, you can use this fruit as an addition to different salads or as an addition to meals.