Chirimoya (sometimes spelled cherimoya) has a soft, sweet, and white pulp with a tropical flavor. It has large black seeds that poisonous and, therefore, not edible. The fruit itself is large and has a heart shape. It can grow between 10 to 20 cm long and weigh between 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.