Cherimoya has soft, sweet, white flesh with tropical flavor. The large black seeds are inedible and poisonous. The fruit itself is large and heart-shaped. It may grow 10 to 20 cm long and weigh 5 to 18 ounces.
Ripen on the counter until a little soft. Store ripe fruits in the fridge for 1-2 days.
Use a sharp knife to cut the fruit in half and pull apart the flesh in chunks. Flesh can be eaten raw. Throw away the poisonous seeds. The fruit can be juiced or added to smoothies and desserts. It also pairs well with avocado for guacamole.
Why It's Great
Fat free, cholesterol free, very low sodium, low in calories, good source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.