The cherimoya, also known as the “custard apple” is a fruit that’s widely believed to have originated from the Andes mountains in South America. However, today it’s grown in a variety of tropical areas with high altitudes. Popular 19th-century American writer Mark Twain once referred to this fruit as “the most delicious fruit known to man”. The fruit is green and conical, with the flesh on the inside being described as sweet and creamy, similar to custard, hence the informal name “custard apple”. While Cherimoya itself is rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals, with health benefits such as supporting immunity, reducing inflammation, and promoting eye and heart health, it should be noted that they contain annonacin, a toxin that can affect your brain and nervous system. Annonacin can be found all over the fruit but is largely concentrated in the skin and seeds. With this in mind, it’s important to limit your exposure to this toxin by being sure to remove the seeds and skin before consumption.
These are just a few of the exotic and tasty fruits that you can aim to enjoy this year. At Gourmet Deliveries we are adept at procuring rare and exotic fruit for our customers, so if you’re interested in learning more about exotic fruit or trying some of the ones on this list, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us via our website, or contact us directly over the phone to discuss your requirements.