Custard apple, popularly known as ‘Sharifa’ or ‘sitaphal’ in Pakistan, is liked by people of all age groups. Though it can be eaten as a raw fruit, custard apple is widely used as an ingredient in the form of desserts, smoothies, shakes, and snacks. But, do you know that besides its delicious taste, custard apple also exerts numerous health benefits?
Well yes, custard apple is full of antioxidants and vitamins which help the body fight many diseases. Also, it has loads of potassium, vitamin A, copper, phosphorus, fiber, calcium – the list is endless.
shareefa fruit Health benefits
Custard apple are a good source of calcium, iron, phosphorus, thiamine, riboflavin and vitamin C. It has rejuvenative and anti-oxidant properties.
This fruit is particularly beneficial for people with excess Pitta or having Pitta Prakriti.
Eating custard apples during pregnancy gives energy, minerals, and vitamins. Due to its richness in vitamin C, it strengthens body immunity.
Custard apple should be taken regularly by heart patients. It strengthens the heart and gives relief in the palpitations, high blood pressure, and anxiety.
Custard apple should be taken by people who suffer from insatiable hunger (Bhasmak rog).