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