Monday, June 22, 2015

CHERIMOYA (Annona cherimola Mill)

Scientific Name: Annona cherimola Mill.
Common Names: Cherimoya, Custard Apple, Chirimoya, Chirimolla, Annonaceae.
This is no surprise given that this ancient Incan fruit was originally reserved for royalty. This is called king of fruits.
Cherimoya is an excellent source of vitamin C. It is a very good source of carbohydrates, potassium, fiber, several essential vitamins and minerals besides being free of cholesterol and saturated fat and low in sodium.
Cherimoya helps in curing diseases such as Anemia, Arthritis, Decalcification, Hypertension, Stomach contractions, stomach cramps, intestinal transit problems, constipation, diabetes and other related problems. This Fruit can mixed 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. The skin of this fruit can be used as a relive against pneumonia. Increase Immunity
1.     Prevent inflammation
2.     Improves cardiovascular health and prevent heart attack, stroke and hypertension
3.     Improves brain health
4.     Protect from Parkinson’s disease
5.     Protect from osteoporosis
6.     Cytoprotective Properties
7.     Great Source of Minerals
8.     Rich in Antioxidants
9.     Maintenance of Skin Health

Cardiovascular Benefits:
The well balanced ratio of sodium and potassium in cherimoya helps in the regulation of blood pressure levels and heart rate. The consumption of cherimoya has proven to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL) level in the blood. It improves blood flow towards the heart, providing protection against heart attack, stroke and hypertension.
Prevents Cancer:
The rich antioxidant content in cherimoya provides this fruit with anti-cancer benefits. Cherimoya contains significant amounts of dietary fibre 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.
Brain Health:
Cherimoya fruit is a good source of B vitamins, particularly vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) which controls the GABA neuro chemical levels in your brain. Adequate GABA levels calm down irritability, depression and headache ailments. Vitamin B6 also protects against Parkinson’s disease as well as relieves stress and tension.
Healthy Hair:
Promotes Healthy Hair, Treatment of Lice and Nits (The unripe cherimoya fruit can be dried and powdered. This can be applied on hair for getting rid of lice.), Turns Hair Lustrous & Shiny (Cherimoya seed oil is ideal for wavy and coarse hair.), Prevents Pre-mature Hair Greying, Promotes Hair Growth.
Cherimoya, raw
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.6 Fat Factor: 8.37 Protein Factor: 3.36 Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25
Refuse: 31% Refuse Description: Seeds
 skin and core

Nutrient (Proximates)
Unit
1Value per100g
Water
g
79.39
Energy
kcal
75
Protein
g
1.57
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.68
Ash
g
0.65
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
17.71
Fiber, total dietary
g
3
Sugars, total
g
12.87
Sucrose
g
0.66
Glucose (dextrose)
g
5.93
Fructose
g
6.28
Lactose
g
0
Maltose
g
0
Galactose
g
0
Starch
g
0
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
10
Iron, Fe
mg
0.27
Magnesium, Mg
mg
17
Phosphorus, P
mg
26
Potassium, K
mg
287
Sodium, Na
mg
7
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.16
Copper, Cu
mg
0.069
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.093
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
12.6
Thiamin
mg
0.101
Riboflavin
mg
0.131
Niacin
mg
0.644
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.345
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.257
Folate, total
µg
23
Folic acid
µg
0
Folate, food
µg
23
Folate, DFE
µg
23
Vitamin B-12
µg
0
Vitamin A, RAE
µg
0
Retinol
µg
0
Carotene, beta
µg
2
Carotene, alpha
µg
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
µg
1
Vitamin A, IU
IU
5
Lycopene
µg
0
Lutein + zeaxanthin
µg
6
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
0.27
Tocopherol, beta
mg
0
Tocopherol, gamma
mg
0.01
Tocopherol, delta
mg
0
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.233
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.055
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.188
Fatty acids, total trans
g
0
Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic
g
0
Cholesterol
mg
0
Amino Acids
Tryptophan
g
0.031
Threonine
g
0.052
Isoleucine
g
0.042
Leucine
g
0.063
Lysine
g
0.042
Methionine
g
0.021
Cystine
g
0.01
Phenylalanine
g
0.042
Tyrosine
g
0.031
Valine
g
0.063
Arginine
g
0.031
Histidine
g
0.021
Alanine
g
0.063
Aspartic acid
g
0.105
Glutamic acid
g
0.199
Glycine
g
0.052
Proline
g
0.157
Serine
g
0.063