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Description: The cherimoya is a fruit of a South American tree of the custard apple family. Fir cone-patterned, thin, green skin encloses white, silky smooth flesh and large shiny stones. The interior pulp is eaten raw and unsweetened and has a flavour of pineapple. Larger ones have the luscious and complex taste of banana, mango and vanilla. Originated in Peru.
Latin: Annona cherimolia
Ethnicity: South American
Most frequent country: Widespread
Better known as: custard apple
Also known as: chirimoya, soursop
See places: Mexican food and cuisine
See foods and dishes: atemoya, chirimoya, corossol, custard apple, guanabana, guanbano, prickly custard apple, soursop