Cherimoya is a native to Andes mountain range between Argentina and Chile. It is one of rare fruits grown in South America. The pulpy, cherimoya tastes very sweet and has a pleasant fragrance. This greenish fruit has irregular oval shape and weighs up to 500 grams.
Cherimoya contains essential vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. The pulp of this fruit is uses in ice cream tops and salads. Cherimoya could remove small toxic elements from your body. It also helps you to balance blood pressure and heart rate.
The cherimoya, also spelled chirimoya and called Chirimuya by the Inca people, is an edible fruit-bearing species of the genus Annona from the family Annonaceae, which generally is thought to be native to Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia then transported to the Andes and Central America. Today, cherimoya is grown throughout South Asia, Central America, South America, California, Hawaii, southern Europe, East Africa, Kisii in particular and northern Africa.
Mark Twain called the cherimoya «the most delicious fruit known to men». The creamy texture of the flesh gives the fruit its secondary name, custard apple.