CUSTARD APPLE

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How many times have you passed by this fruit at your local market and wondered WTH it was?

Pile of custard apples together with red dragon fruit from 123rf.com

The custard apple is a very sweet fruit as a result of the naturally occuring sugars it carries.

It is very rich in Vitamin B1 and B2(Thiamin and Riboflavin)

It is also a good source of vitamin C,magnesium and potassium.

It ripens pretty fast once mature and its pulp can be blended with other fruits  to make shakes or with milk.

You need to sieve the pulp first to get rid of the seeds.

Its best to buy them when they arent ripe yet and store them in a cool dry place.

Follow this link that has recipes from the Australian Custard Growers Association on how to use the fruit for various dessert dishes.

Once ripe the outer flesh softens and gives slightly when pressed but you need to be careful it doesnt get too ripe which then turns the pulp inside  to a mushy consistency.

The flesh inside is white/off white and that’s what you want to eat, it is simply delicious!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Ebu tell me what they’re called in Kikuyu? I think I used to see them alot in my shaggz in Nyeri. Are they called something like mathuya or maguta or something like that?

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    1. Santina says:

      Am not sure about the kikuyu name,i also just ate them :).Will do some research and get back to you,hopefully i get someone who knows the right name.

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