The tree is native to tropical areas of the Americas and the fruit is often eaten fresh or used in desserts. Sugar Apples are round or oblong in shape and have a soft, custard-like flesh. The flesh is often white, but can also be yellow, pink, or green. The fruit is encased in a leathery or spongy shell that is covered in small, sharp seeds.
Below are exceptional health benefits of custard apple according to health experts.
Custard apple contains Vitamin A, which keeps your skin and hair healthy. This fruit is also considered good for the eyes. This eliminates the problem of indigestion. It is important to include this fruit in your diet, as it contains iron. This nutrient helps to relieve constipation. It helps to treat diarrhea and dysentery.
Custard apple contains magnesium. It reduces the symptoms of gout. If you feel tired and weak more often than usual, you can include this fruit in your daily diet. This is because the potassium in it helps to fight muscle weakness. It is also beneficial for people suffering from anemia. Custard apple contains natural sugar. You can use it to make nutritious snacks and sweets.
This fruit contains vitamin B6. This nutrient plays an important role in the production of neurotransmitters, including serotonin and dopamine. Adequate intake of these nutrients can help improve your mood and reduce your risk of depression.
Custard apple contains ingredients like catechins, epicatins and epigallocatechin. Some of these inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Rich in vitamin C, this fruit helps in boosting the immune system. Custard apple also helps in reducing inflammation in the body. It has anti-inflammatory properties.
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