Cherimoya Nutrition Facts, Health Benefits of Cherimoya

All about cherimoya nutrition facts, cherimoya benefits, calories in a cherimoya, cherimoya nutrients

The Cherimoya is a green fruit, similar in size to a grapefruit and native to central and southern America, it is also nicknamed the ice-cream fruit or custard apple due to its creamy texture. The Cherimoya is high in carbohydrates, nearly 18% of the fruit. It is low in fat and contains no cholesterol. Whilst not as low in calories as some other fruits, it is still only 75 calories per serving (100g or 3.5oz).

According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), this fruit contains 19g of sugar per serving (100g or 3.5oz). It is also packed with vitamin C, providing one fifth of our daily recommended intake, and therefore boosting our immune systems. The fruit also contains potassium which is believed to help protect against cardiovascular disease and our kidneys, and vitamin B6 which is thought to reduce the risk of Parkinson disease.

Cherimoya Nutrition Facts, Health Benefits of Cherimoya

Do not eat the Cherimoya seeds as they are very toxic. Remove all seeds from the fruit as you eat it.

When purchasing this fruit, if it is not fully ripe, keep at room temperature until it has a small amount of give, similar to an avocado. The fruit can then be eaten or refrigerated, but don’t wait too long as it will go off quickly.

Compare Cherimoya nutrition facts to the other fruits.

Nutritional Value of Cherimoya

Cherimoya, Raw
Cherimoya nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Refuse: 31% (Seeds, skin and core
Scientific Name: Annona cherimola
Water79.39 g
Energy313 kJ (75 kcal)
Protein1.57 g
Carbohydrates17.71 g
Total Fat:0.68 g
Fiber3.0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Calcium, Ca10 mg (1 %)
Iron, Fe0.27 mg (2 %)
Magnesium, Mg17 mg (4 %)
Phosphorus, P26 mg (3 %)
Potassium, K287 mg (6 %)
Sodium, Na7 mg (0.3 %)
Zinc, Zn0.16 mg (1 %)
Copper, Cu0.069 mg (3 %)
Manganese, Mn0.093 mg (5 %)
Vitamin C12.6 mg (21 %)
Thiamine (Vit. B1)0.101 mg (7 %)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)0.131 mg (8 %)
Niacin (Vit. B3)0.644 mg (3 %)
Pantothenic acid (B5)0.345 mg (3 %)
Vitamin B60.257 mg (13 %)
Folate (Vit. B9)23 mcg (6 %)
Vitamin A5 IU (0.1 %)
Vitamin E0.27 mg (1.4 %)
Percentages are relative to US Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for adults.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Author: Lana Soko

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