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Chirimoya

Chirimoya

Custard Apple

Chirimoya or Cherimoya, in English also known as Custard Apples, are native to the Andean highlands of Peru. The Chirimoya looks like no other fruit; it’s heart-shaped with rough-textured but thin skin which varies from a yellow-green to a dark green.

The inside is white, juicy and fleshy with a creamy custard like texture and dark seeds that look like beans. Chirimoya are sweet and taste like a combination of banana, pineapple, peach and strawberry.

Chirimoya can be peeled and eaten raw or used instead of an apple sauce or cooked apples for crumbles and pies.

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