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Country of Origin: Thailand 🇹🇭
Class / Cat: 
1 (Premium Quality)
Weight: 450 Grams

Introduction

The sugar apple (Annona squamosa), is the most widely grown species of Annona and a native of tropical climate in the Americas and West Indies. The fruit has a thick scaly rind with a creamy, sweet pulp which comes apart in segments each containing a shiny black seed. 

History

Sugar apple is believed to be native to tropical South America but other sources suggest that it is native to Central America. Ancient Indian sculptures depict what appear to be sugar apples, making some believe the tree was indigenous there. European colonists introduced the fruit in India and Philippines and during the 17th century it was introduced in tropical Africa, Australia, China, and Egypt.

Regions

The fruit is cultured in many regions around the globe but it mostly prefers tropical climates. It is produced in large amounts in Mexico, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Florida, India, Middle East, Thailand, and in Malaysia.   

Flavours & Texture

Its flesh is very fragrant and sweet and resembles the taste of custard. It has a soft, juicy and custard-like texture.

Preparation

Sugar apple is usually eaten fresh out of hand, the outer skin and seeds are not edible. When ripe, dark blemishes will start to appear on the outer nooks and the fruit will be soft to touch. You can slice it open and suck the creamy flesh off the seeds. You and also add the flesh to a fruit salad, make juice or smoothies. Additionally, you can use it to make extra creamy and nutritious ice cream. 

Nutritional Value

Sugar apple is low in calories, low in fat and it is an excellent source of fiber and vitamins.

Calories per 100 g

94 kcal

Fat

0.3 g

Carbohydrates

23.6 g

Fiber

4.4 g

Protein

2.1 g

Vitamin C

61 % of the RDI

Vitamin B6

10 % of the RDI

Riboflavin

7 % of the RDI

SHIPPING


Choose your desired delivery date at the checkout, available delivery dates will be displayed at checkout stage. All orders are dispatched via DHL on a 24hr Next Working Day service. If no date is selected your order will be dispatched at the next available date.

We offer Free Next Working Day Delivery on all orders over £75 including our selection boxes.

Our shipping rates are as follows:-
England - £6.95
Scotland - £9.95
Northern Ireland - £9.95

Customers are responsible for being present at the shipping address provided on the date selected at checkout. Exotic Fruits are not responsible for any missed or attempted deliveries that must be rearranged by the customer.

All orders are packed in cardboard boxes with a biodegradable packing pellets to protect the fruit during transit, unfortunately we do not offer a gift wrapping or send the fruit in a gift basket as this may cause toe bruise during transit..

RETURNS

Let's start by stating the obvious. ​Since our produce is perishable we cannot accept returns.​

​That said, we want every customer to be happy so we do offer vouchers, refunds and replacements at our sole discretion if your fruit has arrived inedible. If you would like to report an item which has become damaged or perished during transit, please:-

  • Take a photo of the inedible product
  • Put the product into your refrigerator
  • Send the photos to info@exoticfruits.co.uk, please include your order number in the subject
  • All requests must contact us within 24 hours of order receipt

We are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date that you request it, full tracking is provided and can be requested anytime after dispatch.

You can cancel your order anytime before dispatch, please contact 020 3633 8893 or info@exoticfruits.co.uk to cancel your order.

Apple - Sugar / Sweetsop
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