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.
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:-
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!!.