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Cherimoya - The delicious fruit from the Incas often called the "love fruit" because of its heart-like shape.
Cherimoya is the tastiest fruit of the various Anon varieties and is originally from the part of the Andes (the mountain area) between Colombia to Bolivia, at an altitude of 1000 to 2000m.  Nowadays the fruit is cultivated world-wide in tropical mountains and in sub-tropical or mediterranean areas. In Florida it is too hot to grow cherimoya, so around those parts its sister,  the atemoya is cultivated.

The cherimoya is called "the tree of icecream" and the fruits taste like a blend of pineapple, mango and strawberry flavors.  Cherimoyas are ripe within two to three days at room temperature.  You should eat ripe fruits immediately.  Ripe fruits are black-green and give to slight pressure, like an  avocado or peach. Cherimoyas are very vulnarable and are exported  on a small scale. The cherimoya season is from  October to May in California.

  • Ripe fruits are black-green and taste like strawberries with cream. They are very vulnarable and exported on a small scale.
  • It's a heart-like fruit whith a green skin. It's skin feels leather-like and the white flesh contains black pits.
  • Are originally from South America.
  • Contain a lot of dextrosis.
  • Ripe within 2 two to three days at room temperature. Eat ripe fruits immediately.
  • Fist sized.
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  • Pineapple

  • Large juicy tropical fruit with sweet yellow flesh and a prickly skin.
  • Are ripe when they smell sweet and their leaves let go easily.
  • Fresh pineapples contain a protein-splitting enzyme. Other fruit that contains this enzyme are fresh kiwi, papaya and babaco. This substance makes the fruit easy to digest and fried together with meat it makes it more tender. If you put this fruit in dairy products it will make them watery. If the fruit is cooked like all canned and other processed fruit this enzyme is no longer active.
  • Cannot be stored in the fridge like most tropical fruit. 
  • Indians used pineapple plants as a fence because the leaves of the plant are very sharp.
  • Contain a lot of vitamin A and C.
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