Fruits Vegetables
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Cherimoya, Annona cherimola / Annonaceae
Benefits for the health
Custard apples have no cholesterol, they are low in fats and a good source of vitamin C. This vitamin is a good example of a composed developing more than one function. It takes part in the synthesis of the collagen, it intensifies the absorption of iron and it is a powerful antioxidant that protects our cells from oxidation.

Custard apples are also a good source of minerals. These nutrients are necessary for the metabolic processes and they are also found in the body tissues and organs. We need a sufficiently high consumption of vitamins and minerals to develop some of the metabolic functions and other type of functions so as to be fit and enjoy a good life quality.
Popular tradition
The custard apple is recommended to people with cardiac, hepatic or kidney problems, since it has a high content in water and low fat levels.

It is also indicated in slimming diets, since it is low in calories, although more than other fleshy fruits. Moreover, it is easy to digest.

The phosphorus and calcium supplied by this fruit are part of the bones constituents, reason why custard apples are suitable at any age and recommended in case of osteoporosis.
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