Foods Included

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


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.

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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