What is cherimoya fruit or chirimoya?
Cherimoya is a heart-shaped fruit about the size of a grapefruit and has green skin or peel. You can say that it somehow looks like artichoke, and it is pretty similar to guanabana fruit. Once you open the fruit, you find soft white flesh that is creamy and covers many dark brown seeds. You only eat the flesh, and the seeds must be removed. (very important)
During one of the first visits of my husband to the country, and while we were living in Norway, he always loved tasting different fruits and food. One of his favorites was cherimoya.
What is it, and how is it prepared
Chirimoya, like many other Ecuadorian fruits, is a great fruit to just eat on its own. It doesn’t really need anything else.
Just remember to remove the seeds, do not eat them. (very important)
Cherimoya or chirimoya can be used to make ice cream, juices, fruit salads, desserts, and yogurt.
What it tastes like
Cherimoya’s flesh has a sweet, creamy taste, and for some, it is similar to other tropical fruits like pineapple.
“Deliciousness itself” was how Mark Twain described the flavor of this tasty fruit, and we agree with him.
How and where to eat it
Cherimoyas or chirimoyas are found in some of the main markets and sometimes even in the supermarket. When you buy them, make sure that they are ripe enough but not extremely soft.
While doing research for this blog post, I found out that this fruit has several benefits. Cherimoyas are rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C and B6, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Magnesium, Potassium, and Manganese.
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