Chirimoya

Foods Included

Atemoya, Pawpaw, Soursop, Sugar-apple, White Sapote, Wild soursop

Description

La chirimoya tiene una pulpa suave, dulce, y blanca con un sabor tropical. Sus grandes semillas negras no son comestibles y son venenosas. La fruta por sí misma es grande y tiene forma de corazón. Puede crecer entre 10 a 20 cm de larga y pesar entre 5 a 18 onzas.

Buy It

Choose firm cherimoyas with green skin and no spots.

Store It

Ripen on the counter until a little soft. Store ripe fruits in the fridge for 1-2 days.

Cook It

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.

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