ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CUSTARD APPLE!!

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Be like a Custard Apple looks hard outside, but very sweet from inside!!

When autumn season starts we all eagerly wait for a fruit “sweet apple or custard apple” which only comes for 2 to 3 months. Sweet Apple or Custard Apple is a seasonal mouthwatering fruit which is proved so nutritional to our health.

Sugar Apple has many names like Sweetsop, Custard Apple, Sharifa and Sitafal which we call in our local language. A pale green color fruit having white sweet taste inside with seeds and unique among all the fruits which you ate every day.

I cannot exactly say that from where this fruit had come but it is a tropical and native fruit which grows in Americas as well as West Indies. Some Spanish traders brought to Asia where it got name “ate” and still known as Bengali ata and Nepalese ata in Bengal and Nepal.. After that, cultivation of this fruit started in India which came to be known as Custard Apple as the taste of this fruit is just like custard and it is know one of the most loveable and eatable fruit during the season.


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There is one story behind the name of this fruit in India people say that during the Vanvas of Shri Ram and Sita. Sitaji loved this fruit so much that Shri ram kept the name of fruit as “Sitafal” that’s why local people in India called it as “Sitafal”.

Beside the story Sitafal or Custard Apple it has many health benefits as these are an excellent source of minerals a vitamins which have been proved medicinal, nutritive and therapeutic in nature. So, let’s read the benefit of Sitafal:-

  1. Strong healthy Bones:-

Custard apple is full of calcium and magnesium which makes are bone healthy and strong. It also helps to maintain are bones and as well as help us to increase our bone density.

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  1. Helps to Prevents Asthma:-

Custard Apple are very rich in vitamin B6 which helps in reducing the risk of developing Asthma  and it is also helpful in preventing Asthmatic Attacks.

  1. Keep your heart healthy:-

As we know that sweet apple is rich vitamin B6 which is good for preventing the accumulation of homocysteine in our blood. As the high magnesium content in Sweet Apple also helpful in defending our heart attack and relax the muscles.

  1. Maintain sugar level:-

Those who are diabetic must eat custard apple as they contain high amount of dietary fiber which is considered very effective as it helps to slow down the absorption of sugar level and reduces the risk of diabetes.



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  1. Controls your Blood Pressure:-

If you want to control your Blood Pressure then you must eat custard apple as they are very good source of potassium and magnesium which keep your Blood level in control.

 

Custard apples comes in market for very short duration, Lets have it as much as we can!!.

                                                                                                               Sweekriti

30 thoughts on “ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CUSTARD APPLE!!

  • October 29, 2017 at 6:43 am
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    I know this fruit . It is very tasty. I never knew it had the potential for keeping away diseases, but that’s good information to have. Thanks for sharing

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  • October 29, 2017 at 12:46 pm
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    I have had this fruit before! It’s sickly sweet though haha people who like really sweet fruits should definitely try this one out

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  • October 29, 2017 at 8:42 pm
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    Wow.. I didn’t know that it has so manu benefits but otherwise also I love custard apple and remember picking up the best one from the fruit seller.

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  • October 29, 2017 at 9:08 pm
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    I had never heard of this fruit before reading this post therefor never tasted it. This post is super informative and I would give custard apple a go if I can find some!

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  • October 29, 2017 at 11:34 pm
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    I love custard apple but it was never known to me that it has so much of medicinal property.. Thank you for this info.. 😊

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  • October 30, 2017 at 12:27 am
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    this is a new fruit to me but it does such wondrous healthy acts I believe it should be in my diet will look for it

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  • October 30, 2017 at 1:53 am
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    I feel like I’ve been living under a rock, I’ve never seen this crazy looking fruit before! Now I’d love to try it though based on all the health benefits. Sadly I don’t think I’ll be able to buy anywhere where I live. I hope I get to try one one day!

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  • October 30, 2017 at 2:41 am
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    What a miraculous fruit it is, thank you for sharing the health benefits. I am glad that it works to control blood pressure levels, will recommend it to my friend.

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  • October 30, 2017 at 7:28 pm
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    I had no idea that a custard apple has so much benefits! I’m just used to eating since it’s pretty abundant in my homeland. It’s so nice to learn more about it. It’s definitely one of my favorite fruits!

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  • October 30, 2017 at 7:46 pm
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    I really love custard apple. But I did not know about the health benefits of it. Glad you shared this kind of information.

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  • October 30, 2017 at 8:18 pm
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    We have a custard apple tree. Locals have been calling it differently though in Hindi and some were saying sitafal is something else. I like the creamy taste and it reminds me sometimes of cherimoya and a bit of soursop. Generally speaking I think there has been quite a huge confusion between these fruits in English and in Hindi and the itnernet has not been very helpful in the past 5 years. Cherimoya, Custard apple and sugar apple. However, at least we get to know through shared knowledge about these fruits, no?

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  • October 30, 2017 at 8:23 pm
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    Wow so amazing Custard Apple! Good to know that lot of health benefits can be found in this fruit. I need to have many Custard Apple in our kitchen from now on.

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  • October 30, 2017 at 10:05 pm
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    I have never seen one of those before. They look quite interesting. Perhaps if I travel, I will one day get to enjoy one 🙂

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  • October 30, 2017 at 11:34 pm
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    This was my favorite fruit growing up in India. Now I crave for it in Dubai

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  • October 31, 2017 at 5:11 am
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    I have never heard of a Custard Apple before. It sounds like a great fruit and I will have to look into where I can find it. Thanks for sharing the information.

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  • October 31, 2017 at 12:01 pm
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    Awesome, i haven’t heard an apple such this one but i wish i can have one of these apples one day.

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  • October 31, 2017 at 3:26 pm
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    That really is a nice looking fruit. My first to hear of it. I love any fruit though, so I bet I’d love this too. 🙂

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  • November 1, 2017 at 2:01 pm
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    I enjoyed reading about the health benefits of eating custard apples! I personally love to eat this fruit!

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  • November 2, 2017 at 2:07 am
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    When i was small I used to eat sweet Apple a lot…. I still remember its taste!

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  • November 5, 2017 at 1:35 pm
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    Custard apple is my favourite fruit of all time and I didn’t know the benefits! Gosh… In Malaysia, the dialect name is called “ling king”~

    I get them all the time when I’m back in Malaysia (I live in Singapore)

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  • November 6, 2017 at 8:23 pm
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    Very informative. There are custard apple trees in my neighbour’s house, need to pluck and eat after reading your article.

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  • November 7, 2017 at 11:34 pm
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    Wow! So interesting. I’ve never heard of this fruit before, now I am curious to try.

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  • November 8, 2017 at 9:36 am
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    I’ve never heard of this fruit, I’m gonna have to search for it now, thanks for sharing.

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  • November 13, 2017 at 4:11 am
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    This is a very interesting looking fruit, I’ll have to try if I come across it.

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  • November 13, 2017 at 3:44 pm
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    wow, I have never heard of this fruit before. Super interesting. I will have to make sure to try it if I ever see it.

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  • November 14, 2017 at 3:13 am
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    Thanks for sharing the benefits of this fruit. I will try some from the market.

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  • November 14, 2017 at 3:11 pm
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    I love custard apple but I was never known about medicinal property of It…. thanks for this info…..
    Keep going and keep doing like this …..

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