A custard apple is ripe when you gently squeeze it and it gives slightly under your hand.
If the custard apple is under ripe when you purchase it, you can hasten the ripening process by simply placing the fruit into a brown paper bag with a banana and leave it on the kitchen bench.
Custard Apples are only eaten when soft, and only the flesh is eaten. To eat, simply cut in half and scoop out the white flesh. The Custard Apple should be moist with a pleasant sweet aroma.
Custard apples are an excellent source of Vitamin C, a good source of dietary fibre, a useful source of Vitamin B6, magnesium and potassium, and with some B2 and complex carbohydrate.
You can buy custard apples in season online from Harris Farm Markets - Sydney's fresh food experts
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