3 Exotic Fruits for Your Everyday Grocery List, You Should Try at Least Once

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3 Exotic fruits – the same family, same genus but different species – Cherimoya, Soursop, and Sugar apple – all in stock.

Next time you go on holiday in some tropical paradise, keep an eye out for one of these exotic and delicious fruits and indulge yourself.

1. Cherimoya

Exotic Fruit Market grows Cherimoyas in the State of California since 20013. The cherimoya is also known as chirimoya and chirimuya. Cherimoya is native to Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. Today, cherimoya is grown in California.

Cherimoya has a pleasant flavor reminiscent of pineapple, strawberries, bananas and coconut. Its juicy white flesh makes it a pleasant snack consumed on its own. Cherimoya is packed with fiber, mineral and vitamins.

Cherimoya comes loaded with beneficial dietary fiber — a type of carbohydrate that offers several health benefits. Consuming a diet rich in fiber protects you from several types of chronic disease, including type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. It might also reduce your risk of breast cancer. Each cherimoya fruit contains 7 grams of dietary fiber — 18 percent of the daily intake recommendation for men and 27 percent for women, according to dietary guidelines established by the Institute of Medicine. Add cherimoya to your diet and you’ll also reap the benefits of its copper and potassium. Your body uses potassium to metabolize carbohydrates and relies on copper for energy production. Both potassium and copper also promote brain function — potassium helps your nerves send electrical signals, while copper helps your body synthesize chemicals that relay signals between nerve cells. Each cherimoya contains 674 milligrams of potassium — 14 percent of the recommended daily intake — and 162 micrograms of copper, or 18 percent of your daily copper intake recommendation set by the Institute of Medicine. Cherimoya also helps you consume more vitamin C. Each fruit contains 30 milligrams of vitamin C and provides 40 and 33 percent of the Institute of Medicine-recommended intake for women and men, respectively. Vitamin C fuels collagen production — a process essential to maintaining tissue strength — and acts as an antioxidant to combat tissue damage. It also helps you produce chemicals needed to brain communication and might play a role in cholesterol metabolism.

Separate the cherimoya flesh from the skin and seeds before consuming. Use cubes of cherimoya in your fruit salads or finely chop cherimoya along with pineapple, salsa and fresh cilantro for a flavorful homemade salsa. Alternatively, pair cherimoya with other fruits in homemade smoothies — it works especially well with slightly tart fruits, such as kiwi and raspberries. If desired, add more nutritional value to your cherimoya smoothies by adding nut butter, protein powder, flaxseed or Greek yogurt.

2. Soursop

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Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree. The exact origin is unknown; it is native to the tropical regions of the Americas and is widely propagated. It is in the same genus, Annona, as cherimoya and is in the Annonaceae family. This would-be health advisory informs recipients about the supposedly miraculous cancer killing powers of soursop, the fruit of the Graviola tree.

According to the message, soursop is a natural cancer killer that has been proven to be a whopping 10000 times stronger than chemotherapy in treating cancers. The message also claims that, although drug companies are aware of the graviola’s amazing cancer fighting properties, they have chosen not to release the information to the public or pursue further research because they will not be able to make any money out of it. The message claims that, since the graviola tree is ‘all natural’, it is not patentable and drug companies therefore cannot make profits from it.

3. Sugar apple

The sugar-apple, sweetsop, or custard apple is the fruit of Annona squamosa, the most widely grown species of Annona and a native of the tropical Americas and West Indies. The flesh is fragrant and sweet, creamy white through light yellow, and resembles and tastes like custard.

Sugar-apple is high in energy, an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, a good source of thiamine and vitamin B6, and provides vitamin B2, B3 B5, B9, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium in fair quantities.

As a result of its widespread cultivation, many local names have developed for the fruit.In English, it is most widely known as a sugar apple or sweetsop as well as a custard apple, especially in India and Australia.

In Hispanic America, regional names include anón, anón de azucar, anona blanca, fruta do conde, cachiman, saramuyo, riñon,grenadilla(little grenade) and many others.

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