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Scientific Binomial Name: Annona cherimola

SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Usually eaten raw.

Selection

Most product sold will be in the pale-green stage because is picked very green. Pick ripe cherimoya as you would an avocado; brown-green coloring and fruit that yields to gentle pressure.

Avoid

Avoid product that is overly soft, or has bruised patches.

Storage

Ripen Cherimoyat at room temperature and then refrigerate until ready for use.

Ripening

Ripen green product at room temperature for up to one week. Keep it out of direct sunlight and turn the fruit often.

Do not put cherimoya in the refrigerator until ripe.

  • Nutritional Information
  • Cherimoya is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It's also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6 and Potassium, and a great source of Vitamin C.

    Amount per serving

    Calories :75Calories from Fat :
    Total Fat0.68
    Cholesterol0%
    Sodium 7%
    Total Carbohydrate17.71%
    Dietary Fiber3%
    Sugars 12.87%
    Protein 1.57%
    Vitamin A5%
    Vitamin C12.6%
    Calcium 10 %
    Iron 0.27%

  • Tips & Trivia
  • Do not put cherimoya in the refrigerator until ripe.

    Cherimoya trees originated in the South American Andes and are now grown successfully in this country, usually requiring elevations between 3,000 and 7,000 feet above sea level.

    This tropical fruit was described by Mark Twain as, "deliciousness itself."

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