Cherimoyas (Annona) aka: custard apples, soursops, soursams, are irregular oval shaped fruits with a green outer skin that can be thorny or smooth. Cherimoyas have a white inner flesh with several small seeds in the center. How to choose Cherimoyas: A cherimoya is ripe when it is slightly soft. Look for cherimoyas with few discolorations, and little smell. Climate and origin: Cherimoyas originated in Central and South America, and have not yet spread to other tropical climates. Taste: When ripe, cherimoyas have a very sweet-pungent taste and slimy chewy texture. Miscellaneous information: The leaves of the cherimoya are used to make Corossol tea.
Health Benefits of Cherimoyas:
*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Cherimoyas, and may not necessarily be related to Cherimoyas.
Serving Size 100g Calories 75
% Daily Value* Total Fat 0.68g 1% Saturated Fat 0.233g 1% Cholesterol 0mg ~% Sodium 7mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 17.7g 6% Dietary Fiber 3g 12% Sugar 12.9g ~ Protein 1.6g ~ Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 21% Calcium 1% • Iron 2% *Percent Daily Values
are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending
on your calorie needs. Vitamins %DV Vitamin A 5IU 0% Retinol equivalents 0μg ~ Retinol 0μg ~ Alpha-carotene 0μg ~ Beta-carotene 2μg ~ Beta-cryptoxanthin 1μg ~ Vitamin C 12.6mg 21% Vitamin D ~IU (~μg) ~% D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.27mg 1% Vitamin K ~μg ~% K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone ~μg ~ K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg ~ Vitamin B12 0μg ~% Thiamin 0.101mg 7% Riboflavin 0.131mg 8% Niacin 0.644mg 3% Pantothenic acid 0.345mg 3% Vitamin B6 0.257mg 13% Folate 23μg 6% Folic Acid 0μg ~ Food Folate 23μg ~ Dietary Folate Equivalents 23μg ~ Choline ~mg ~ Lycopene 0μg ~ Lutein+Zeaxanthin 6μg ~ Minerals %DV Calcium 10mg 1% Iron 0.27mg 2% Magnesium 17mg 4% Phosphorus 26mg 3% Sodium 7mg 0% Potassium 287mg 8% Zinc 0.16mg 1% Copper 0.069mg 3% Manganese 0.093mg 5% Selenium ~μg ~% Water 79.39g ~ Ash 0.65g ~ Fatty Acids Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio 5.68 Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio 0.18 Total Omega 3s 159mg 18D3 Linolenic 159mg 18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA) 159mg 18D4 Stearidonic (SDA) 0mg 20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic 0mg 20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA) 0mg 22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA) 0mg 22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA) 0mg Total Omega 6s 28mg 18D2 28mg 18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA) 28mg 18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA) 28mg 18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA) 0mg 20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic 0mg 20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA) 0mg 20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA) ~mg 22D4 Adrenic (AA) 0mg Essential Amino Acids %RDI Histidine 21mg 3% Isoleucine 42mg 3% Leucine 63mg 2% Lysine 42mg 2% Methionine 21mg 3% Phenylalanine 42mg 5% Threonine 52mg 5% Tryptophan 31mg 11% Valine 63mg 3% Stats Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
3.75% Percent Water Composition
79.4% Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g)
How to choose Cherimoyas: A cherimoya is ripe when it is slightly soft. Look for cherimoyas with few discolorations, and little smell.
Climate and origin: Cherimoyas originated in Central and South America, and have not yet spread to other tropical climates.
Taste: When ripe, cherimoyas have a very sweet-pungent taste and slimy chewy texture.
Miscellaneous information: The leaves of the cherimoya are used to make Corossol tea.