Sugar-apple is the fruit of Annona Squamosa. The fruit is round to conical, with a thick rind composed of knobby segments. The color is typically pale green to blue-green, with a deep pink blush in certain varieties, and typically has a bloom. It is unique among sugar-apple fruits in being segmented, and the segments tend to separate when ripe, exposing the interior.
The “Damu” Sugar-Apple was first discovered in Taiwan approximately 30 years ago by the sugar-apple farmer Mr. Huang. It have a thinner skin with large knobs. Tastes creamy, fragrant and not overly sweet. A fully grown and ripe fruit could grow up to as heavy as 2.4kg.
Taiwan is known as the country that produces the best quality of sugar-apple, with the most advanced farming technology and method in the world!
Taste and Texture
The flesh is fragrant and sweet, creamy white to light yellow, and resembles and tastes like custard.
Choose green sugar apples with a yellowish color between the knobs on the surface. If the fruit is picked prior to the color changes it may not ripen or ripen properly. Choose sugar apples that are free from bruises and blemishes.
Health Benefits of Sugar-Apple
Sugar-apples are rich in anti-oxidants like vitamin C, which help get rid of free radicals from the body. The fruit is also rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, niacin and potassium.