Sugar-apple is the fruit of Annona squamosa, the most widely grown species of Annona and a native of the tropical Americas and West Indies, and is called the Custard Apple in the Philippines.
The fruit is round to conical, 5–10 cm (2.0–3.9 in) in diameter and 6–10 cm (2.4–3.9 in) long, and weighing 100–240 g (3.5–8.5 oz), with a thick rind composed of knobby segments. The color is typically pale green to blue-green, with a deep pink blush in certain varieties, and typically has a bloom. It is unique among Annona fruits in being segmented, and the segments tend to separate when ripe, exposing the interior.
sugar apple fruit is derived from the West Indies which will bear fruit after the tree age of 3 years up to 5 years. Sweet taste makes the fruit sugar apple fruit has become one of the preferred community, especially the Indonesian society.
In addition, sugar apple fruit appeared to have some efficacy and excellent benefits for the health of our bodies, especially the sugar apple leaf. It is true that this sugar apple leaves have a bitter taste, but behind the bitter taste has a million benefits to our body.
The content of nutrients and phytonutrients
- Provitamin A (carotenoids), vitamin 81, 82 vitamins, and vitamin C.
- Minerals iron, potassium / potassium, calcium, and phosphorus.
9 Health Benefits of sugar apple fruit
1. As an anti-inflammatory drug.
2. Treating mild cough illness.
3. Cures fever.
4. Relieves rheumatic pain.
5. Helps reduce uric acid levels.
6. Treating diarrhea.
7. Treat dysentery.
8. Helps digestion.
9. Curing the flu.
9 Health Benefits sugar apple fruit (Custard Apple Anona squamosa Linn)