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Cherimoya Fruit Health Benefits

Cherimoya is one of the most delicious tropical fruits; the fruit is irregularly oval or conical in shape, features leathery dark-green skin with polygonal indentations.

 

Annona reticulata (custard apple) features small round or conical protuberances.

 

It is very good in vitamin-C. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant.

 

Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.

 

It also contains more minerals weight per weight than many common fruits like apples, rich in copper, magnesium, iron and manganese.

 

The inner flesh of this fruit starts turning brown as it ripens and so it cannot be stored for a long time as the sugars in the flesh will begin to ferment.

 

The seeds and skin are inedible as they are extremely toxic. The rich antioxidant content in cherimoya provides this fruit with anti-cancer benefits as well.

 

Cancer cells are formed due to free radicals produced by oxidative stress.

 

These antioxidants neutralize the effect of free radicals.

 

Moreover, cherimoya contains significant amounts of dietary fiber which prevents absorption of cholesterol in the gut and prevents the mucus membrane of the colon from exposure to toxic substances, thus reducing the risk of colon and liver cancers. It also provides protection against breast cancer.

 

Being rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, this fruit can help in curing diseases such as decalcifications, diabetes, stomach contractions, constipation, intestinal transit problems, anaemia, hypertension, stomach cramps and other related problems.

 

This Fruit can mix with milk and powder as a potent emetic and cathartic.

 

It can be used to kill lice when mixed with lice, and is even used to treat parasitic disorders.

 

People in African and South American countries have used graviola to treat infections with viruses or parasites, rheumatism, arthritis, depression, and sickness.

 

Graviola can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy drugs.

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