Cherimoyas are native to the Andean valleys of Peru and Ecuador. The flesh is heavily seeded and has a consistency similar to custard. This fruit is sometimes called a "custard apple."

A good cherimoyas will be firm, heavy for its size, and free of skin blemishes. Cherimoyas are ripe when the skin is a dark brown color. To eat, remove the seeds and scoop out of the skin with a spoon.

Serving size: 1 fruit
Region: South America

Health Benefits

Blood Sugar Provides slowly released, sustained energy.
Skin Helps increase the elasticity, firmness, and suppleness of the skin.


Carbohydrates 55.2 g 18%
Fiber 7.2 g 29%
Manganese 0.3 mg 10%
Potassium 839 mg 24%
Protein/Amino Acids 5.1 g 10%
Vitamin B1/Thiamin 0.3 mg 20%
Vitamin B2/Riboflavin 0.4 mg 24%
Vitamin B6 0.7 mg 39%
Vitamin B9/Folate 56.2 mcg 28%
Vitamin C 35.9 mg 60%