Sugar apples are related to the fruit soursop, also called graviola. People describe their sweet, creamy and delicious taste as a cross between a coconut and a pear. Sugar apples are also known as custard apples, they are native to the West Indies, South America and many regions in Asia.
Their unique and mouth-watering flavor makes them a favorite fruit for many people. Once you get past the tough exterior which kind of looks like a rounded pinecone, you can start enjoying their delicious taste. Or you can add them to your smoothies – their creaminess will add richness to your healthy beverages.
Here are Some Health Benefits of Adding Sugar Apples to Your Diet:
Sugar Apples are Good for your Skin and Hair
They are excellent sources of vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant that will help you obtain shiny hair and healthy and young-looking skin. Traditional medicine applies the creamy flesh on skin problems, such as boils, to heal them.
They Promote Healthy Eyes
Vitamin A is also good for the eyes. Since vitamin A has antioxidant properties, it protects the cells of the cornea and retina from harmful free radicals.
They Help Promote Weight Gain
Not everyone wants to lose weight. The fact is that there are many people who have trouble putting on some weight. Consuming sugar apples on a regular basis can work wonders for them. These fruits will supply the body with healthy calories because–unlike many unhealthy foods and beverages on the market–they do not contain refined sugars.
Asthmatics can Benefit From Consuming Sugar Apples
Sugar apples are very rich in vitamin B6, which is known to prevent inflammation of the bronchial tube. Because of this, eating these fruits on a regular basis may help ward off asthma attacks.
They Lower Your Risk of Having a Heart Attack
Sugar apples contain magnesium, which considerably lowers the risk of a heart attack. Magnesium relaxes the cardiac muscles, and keeps them from being overworked.
They Help Regulate Your Blood Pressure
Sugar apples also contain the mineral potassium, which is very beneficial for the health of your cardiovascular system. It helps lower high blood pressure because it has the ability to relax the walls of your blood vessels. When you have a normalized blood pressure, your heart can go back to functioning optimally.
They Lower Bad Cholesterol
Sugar apples contain niacin that is known to boost the levels of good cholesterol in the body. They are also rich in fiber that sweeps bad cholesterol out of your body.
They Help Ward Off Anemia
A diet that’s lacking in iron can leave you with anemia because iron is important for the production of red blood cells. Sugar apples are rich in iron and can help you keep anemia at bay.
They Boost Your Energy
Sugar apples contain vitamin B1, or also known as thiamine. This vitamin is important because it helps convert food into energy your body may use. So grab a sugar apple if you need a dose of energy.
They Strengthen Your Bones
Calcium is not the only nutrient that can provide you with stronger bones. According to experts, magnesium is also necessary for strengthening your bones and warding off osteoporosis. Magnesium works by activating vitamin D, a crucial nutrient in promoting calcium absorption by the bones. And sugar apples are an excellent source of magnesium.
An excellent fruit.Tasty ,healthy and beautiful,but diabetes persons cannot eat as it raises blood sugar
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An excellent fruit , very tasty and has an unique flavour . I noticed sometimes it causes throat irritation .
The article was well conceptualised . Thanks for sharing
I am a diabetic. Kindly let me know if I can eat SugarApples.
I was wondering why I like this fruit very much, the answer is there my body needs all the benefits given above. Thanks for the information.
Namastey to all,
The fruits above are Sugar Apples NOT Custard Apples. I’ve grown up picking and enjoying both these fruits in my native country. Sugar Apple as you can see from the picture above is green in colour and bumpy on the outside. When opened, inside is a very white flesh with little black seeds into the flesh; it has a pleasant sweet flavour which I love.
Custard Apples are different and many people I know don’t really like them as much as I do. They’re brownish-pink in colour with a very smooth skins also has a very different taste. The inside, when opened is not white like the Sugar Apples but a sort of very light-pink-tinge with black seeds. I love both these apples. I do hope that this helps you all to know the difference.
I forgot to mention that I’m also Diabetic for the past 16 years. I’ve been eating these Sugar Apples and other fruits and it doesn’t raise my sugar (2 hours after I check).
I think that when you’re a diabetic it is most important to know HOW and WHEN to eat to regulate your sugar. You CANNOT have a meal and have dessert soon after, especially any type of sweets; whether it is a piece of fruit, ice cream or a slice of cake; you’ll have to wait at least 2 hours after your meal to have any dessert. I’m 60 years old now and I only take ONE 500mg Metformin with breakfast and another one with dinner; that’s all the tablets I take.
My father was Diabetic since he was 30 years old and he lived till he was 92; May God bless his soul! He did his puja everyday and he only wore his eyeglasses to read. I’ve learnt from him how to control my sugar and it is the best thing everyone with diabetes can do to live the best life with less complications.
Namastey and good luck everyone