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Custard apples

Custard apple belongs to the soursop family. Soursop has amazing anti-cancer properties. It is smaller in size and has no soft spikes, but just like the soursop it is sweet, delicious and creamy white flesh and black seeds. The taste is described as a cross between a pear and a coconut. Custard apple is a fruit that contains protein and has the following functions:

Good news for asthma suffers. Eating custard apple can supply an excellent amount of vitamin C, one of the potent anti-oxidants which helps decrease the risk of developing asthma, a common airway inflammation.

Through its rich vitamin B6 content. This B vitamin has been found to prevent homocystein build-up. This makes it an amazing fruit for the benefit of the Heart. A high level of this amino acid in the blood is associated with a higher risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.

Rich in potassium, the mineral known to regulate blood pressure levels by controlling the effects of sodium in the body. Therefore, it can lower blood pressure.

Custard apple is a good source of thiamin, a nutrient which helps sugar turn into energy. Great if you need an energy boost any time of day.

One of the important roles of riboflavin in the body is to see to it that the body has all the other needed B vitamins. The B vitamins are a group of water soluble vitamins which are essential for growth, development and other important bodily functions. Therefore, a great vitamin B supplement.

Custard apples are great for thyroid function as they contain a good amount of copper, a trace mineral that is important for the production of the thyroid hormone called thyroxine.

Folate is a B vitamin known as vitamin B9. Folate is best known for its very important role in conception especially in preventing neural tube problems for the baby. Folate rich fruits include avocados, guavas and papayas. Therefore for a healthy pregnancy and natural folate, eat custard apples instead of taking synthetics.

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