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Benefits of Cherimoya (Custard Apple)


High-fibre foods like cherimoya can promote healthy digestion and protect against inflammatory digestive disorders.

Cherimoya (Annona cherimola) is a green, cone-shaped fruit with scaly skin and creamy, sweet flesh.

Thought to have originated in the Andes mountains of South America, it’s grown in tropical areas with high altitudes (12).

Due to its creamy texture, cherimoya is also known as custard apple. It’s often eaten with a spoon and served chilled like custard. Cherimoya has a sweet taste similar to other tropical fruits, such as banana and pineapple (2).

Rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, this unique fruit may boost immunity, fight inflammation, and promote eye and heart health (34).

One cup (160 grams) of cherimoya offers almost 5 grams of dietary fiber, which is over 17% of the RDI (12).

Because fiber cannot be digested or absorbed, it adds bulk to stool and helps move it through your intestines (25).

In addition, soluble fibers — like those found in cherimoya — can feed the good bacteria in your gut, as well as undergo fermentation to produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). These acids include butyrate, acetate, and propionate (2627).

SCFAs are energy sources for your body and may protect against inflammatory conditions that affect your digestive tract, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (28).

By supporting healthy bowel movements and nourishing gut bacteria, cherimoya and other fiber-rich foods can promote optimal digestive health.

Read full article at https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cherimoya#section5

Posted on: April 13 2019

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