Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Custard Apple

Custard Apple:
  • Custard Apple is commonly known as seethaphal or Seethafal,SWEET APPLE,SUGAR APPLE, SHAREEFA.
  • The Scientific name is ANNONA SQUAMOSA.This is a famous winter fruit in india.Custard apple tree is widely grown in America and West-indies.
  • The annona fruit gives approx 94-104 calories of energy.
  • Custard apple nutrition includes 17% of dietary fiber,2% of calcium,5% of phosphorus,5% of iron,44% of vitamin-C,5-15% of Vitamin-B,6% of Magnesium and also contains manganese,potassium,sodium,zinc.
  • Soursop fruit is considered as custard apple relative.Cherimoya custard apple is another spices which belongs to Annona family and have better flavor when compared.
  • Custard apple in USA was introduced in 1900's by Agriculture department from savannas Africa.
 Nutritional Values with Custard Apple:
  • Custard Apple white flesh + Cow Milk will decrease excess heat and excess thirst in hot summer.
  • Custard Apple + Honey will give more energy and useful for children. It increases weight and useful for people who are suffering from hyperthyroidism.
  • Custard apple or Annaona squamosa seeds dried powder will decrease dandruff when it is applied like shampoo.
  • Custard apple leaf juice will heal the wounds, rings on the skin, and good for bleeding gums, stops secretion from gums on teeth.
  • Custard apple white flesh + salt as a paste cures Boils when applied on skin.
  • Custard apple seeds powder is good remedy to eliminate insects and worms which occurs on cloths in storage area. It is insecticidal.
  • Custard apple seeds + coconut oil when applied on hair will kill Lice on hair.
  • Custard apple fruit is good remedy for urinary tract diseases, constipation and eliminates urinary burns and pains.
  • Custard apple leaves or root + salt extract will lowers fever.
  • Custard apple leaf extract will cures joint cramps when applied on affected area.
  • Custard apple benefits in increased immunity power due to presence of vitamin-C.
  • Custard apple contains good amounts of potassium and magnesium which protects heart.
  • Custard apple unripe fruit will fight against dysentery and diarrhea.
  • Custard apple is used in treating anemia, abscesses and ulcers.
  • Custard apple tree bark is also used as medicine in Ayurveda.
  • Custard apple recipes like ice cream, flip, firni, smoothe are very famous.
Cautions with Custard Apple:
  • Annaona squamosa seeds will helps menstruation in women better to avoid in pregnancy.It exhibits abortifacient properties.
  • Sugar apple fruit gives frequent urination.
  • Custard apples which are in weight between 250grams - 300grams are very good to eat.


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