Custard apples are oval, spherical, heart-shaped, or irregular in shape. The inner part is creamy white in color. It is sweet and juicy with a number of black seeds. The fruit has segments with its outer part green to yellowish-brown in color. These fruits are also named as sweetsop and sugar apple.
Following is some data on nutrition in custard apple:
- Custard apple contains minerals acid such as calories (101 kcal), protein (68g), fat (0.5g), carbohydrate (20g), fiber (0.9 g), calcium (17.6 mg), ascorbic acid (15 mg), and nicotinic acid (0.5 mg).
- Custard apple (100g) contains vitamins like 60% vitamin C and 10% vitamin B-6.
- Custard apple contains vitamin A and C, which are beneficial for skin, hair, and eyes.
- It contains magnesium and potassium to regulate high blood pressure levels.
- The fiber in custard apple reduces constipation and helps in improving the digestion process.
Following are the uses of custard apple:
- Custard apples are used in jam, jellies, pudding. Mashed custard apple is used to make puree for cake filling.
- Leaves of this fruit are used for tanning like a blue or black dye.
- Custard apple cream
- Ingredients: 1 chopped custard apple, 250 grams yoghurt, and 1/8 teaspoon saffron
- Cooking Steps: Remove the seed from the custard apple and take out the pulp. Mix or whisk it with yoghurt until it takes a creamy texture. Take out the mixture in a bowl, sprinkle saffron strands over it, and serve it.
- Custard apple juice with a white dragon fruit
- Ingredients: 4 custard apples, 2 white dragon fruits, 2 cups cold milk, and ice cubes
- Cooking steps: In a mixer jar, add custard apple, white dragon fruit, and cold milk. Blend it until it becomes thin. Pour it into a glass with ice cubes and serve it.