Custard apple is one of the finest fruits introduced in India from tropical America. Plants are hardy and deciduous in nature when grown in wild form of hilly tropical areas. It is known by varied names such as Sitaphal, Sugar apple, Sweet soap and Shrifa etc. It is grown in wild form in many parts of India. Its fruits are delicious when consumed fresh.
Fruit pulp is creamy white with a good blend of sweetness.
Fruits are rich source of Vitamins like C, A & B6 and minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, copper, zinc, and dietary fiber.