Do you get custard apples in your place? Do you like it and eat it?

custard apple - The image of custard apple/seethaphal
India
March 15, 2010 9:19pm CST
We get lots of custard apples in India. It is called Seethaphal in India. It is available all over India and throughout all seasons. It is very tasty. The only disadvantage is that it has many seeds. We eat it as it is, we make milk shake in it and we make ice cream also from out of that fruit. Is custard apple available in your place? Do you like it and eat it? How do you eat it, as it is or making any dish out of it?
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13 responses
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
16 Mar 10
hi buchi_bulla, Yes i know seethapal and eat four or five in the season, the availability is ok,but some were good and some were spoiled,here seethapal are sold loose and also in cane baskets,my wife will bring if she find good fruits,mostly i cannot select the good one,so i am not buying any fruits,have a nice day Note:Happy Ugadi
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@vandana7 (66001)
• India
16 Mar 10
Happy Ugadhi to you Yugasini. :)
@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
16 Mar 10
Hi,Yugasini...wish you Happy Ugadi and have a nice time.
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
16 Mar 10
hi vandana madam and balu yadav, thanks for the response and greetings,have a nice day both of you
@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
16 Mar 10
Hi We do have custard apple trees in our garden. It is not only tasty but healthy too. Its seeds are used in treating the intestinal worms in dogs. Its tender leaves along with the leaves of guduchi is used in treating diabetes. We will eat the fruit as it is and do not use it in milkshakes or in any other form
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@vandana7 (66001)
• India
16 Mar 10
Hi Vathsala, happy new year. :) I didnt know custard apples were healthy. Everytime I ate them, I had my nose blocked. But still, I ate them because they are so tasty - and ... cheap!
• India
28 Mar 10
You are right vathsala30. Custard apples are not only tasty but are healthy too. But they contain too much glucose and diabetic patients cannot eat more. Hai Vandana7, you are right. Custard apples are cold and will not suit for people who have cold body. But in a limited amount we can eat them and have the taste.
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
Hello, custard apples is also available here in the Philippines. And we called its "atis" that's how we called it. Anyways i also like it but not that much coz i could only eat a few of that fruit that is why i dont like it that much. Although it tastes sweet and juicy. But there a lot of seeds on that fruit which me feel disappointed.
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• India
29 Mar 10
For the awesome taste of the fruit, it is worth spending time to remove the skin and the seeds.
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
29 Mar 10
Well you have a point in there, for you the taste that sweet and juicy fruit you need to exert an effor in removing it from the seeds and skin.
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• Canada
16 Mar 10
This is something I have never heard of, but something that would be interesting to try. I really love all of the wonderful new things i am learning about the world around me, from the people here on Mylot. I love coomputers, and I love the internet. Maybe there is an Indian restaurant around here that can offer these. I'll have to look.
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@vandana7 (66001)
• India
16 Mar 10
Hi Danishcanadian, this is a fruit you should try! Different from mangoes, but tasty nevertheless. Some people however find the smell a bit difficult to take. I am ok with it. I dont like jackfruit. Did you ever taste that one?
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• India
28 Mar 10
Hai Danishcanadian, Custard Apple or Seethaphal is a tropical fruit and is very popular in India. As it has the taste of custard, the pulp of the fruit is mixed with milk to make custard. Hence it is called 'Custard Apple'. The fruit has a peculiar aroma. Custard Apple is used to make Jams, Jellies and sherbets. Custard apple promotes digestion. The fruit is low in calorie content and contains minerals like iron, phosphorous, calcium etc. The flesh is white and creamy with a sugary taste. The seeds are black in colour with a shine. The seeds are not consumed. If you ever get a chance to taste them, please eat. Though seeds are more, you can eat easily. Wonderful fruit it is.
@BART78 (2932)
• Canada
23 May 10
i miss this fruit, it's very seldom that you can buy custard apples in our market and malls, what i love to this fruits is it's sweetness and a little bit tangee in the end..
• India
6 Jun 10
Yes that is the special taste of that fruit.
• Germany
24 Mar 10
Hallo Buchi-bulla, in the Philippines, custard apple is called Guyabano. I find it sometiems weet and sometimes sour. Just like in your place, we make milkshake out of it, ice cream, ice candy, juice, or eat it as it is - fresh. Most times, i am too lazy to make anythng out of it, i will just eat it fresh. No hassles and still the vitamins are there.
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• India
29 Mar 10
Yes. It contains iron, calcium etc. I never came across any custard apple (Guyabano)with sour taste. Thanks for the new word Guyabano, it is nice to pronounce.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
17 Mar 10
Hi Buchi, once I see the picture attached here I think it is soursop at first. It looks exactly the same as the soursop if I don't have a close watch after it is enlarged. Yeah, custard apple is a delicious fruit. Custard apple is quite in my country. And many people in my place have one or more in their house compound. I did plant some earlier. They are fruits with skin in green or purple color. I like the purple color one. Seems more tasty We just eat it raw and never use it to make milk shake or ice cream before. Yeah, too many seeds cuts down my appetite to it. That's why I prefer to grow vegetable plants instead. I can get it in the local market in case I crave for it. Happy posting
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• India
29 Mar 10
Yes. Purple ones and a bit red coloured ones taste very sweet. We remove the seeds, take the flesh part, beat it in the mixie and make milk shake. Ice cream my friend makes always. I have not made. Removing the seeds only is a boring thing for me.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
16 Mar 10
Wow..its my favorite. We had a tree at home and it was very sweet fruit. Unfortunately i dont have it now. We remove the seeds and add them in kesari(sweet milk). And we do the fruit salad with it. But we get it in seasons rite not always.
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• India
29 Mar 10
Very cute avatar baby besthope44. Though it takes little time to remove the seeds, it is worth taking strains for the taste that we get.
@umadper (947)
• India
16 Mar 10
hi,bulla,i know seethaphal which is a seasonal fruit and also we have one tree in our house premises.We prefer to ripe on tree itself and harvest the fruits.That taste is very good than artificial ripen fruits.It gives more cooling to body.Happy mylotting.
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• India
29 Mar 10
Very correctly said umadper. If you allow it ripe on the tree itself, the taste is awesome. Very sweet and flavour also is more.
@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
16 Mar 10
hi,Buchi,i knaow very well about the tree,fruiting season,different varieties available in different areas...as my job is touring the farmers fields,hilly areas etc,i used to eat whebever and wherever available.. You have any idea about RAMAPHALAM,which is just resemble ro sethaphal in shape and taste,but outer surface is smooth and less seeds with red color. wish you happy Ugadi.
@vandana7 (66001)
• India
16 Mar 10
Hi Baluyadav, happy new year. :) I didnt know about Ramaphalam. Now, I'll be looking for that one. :) Thanks for sharing this information.
• India
16 Mar 10
Hi balu I like Ramaphalam too because We have that tree too and outer skin is smooth and tasty I eat lot of Seethaphalam and Ramaphalam. We have Jack tree and Mango tree which yields good quality, juicy and tasty fruits. Vandana:----Wish you and your Dad a Very very happy UGADHI and in this auspicious day, I pray god to give you more and more Ramaphalams and Sithapalam. If you like sithapalam, simply gulp it. But in the night before going to bed, take 1 glass of hot milk without sugar, and add turmeric powder 1/4 spoon and black pepper powder 1/4 spoon, and dry ginger powder 1/4 spoon to prevent nose block
• India
28 Mar 10
Baluyadavji, I have tasted ramaphalam too. Both are siblings I feel with little difference in taste. Thanks for the Ugadhi wishes. Vandanaji, Happy Ugadhi to you and your 'Papa'. Vathsalaji, thanks for the medicinal preparation for the nose block.
@vandana7 (66001)
• India
16 Mar 10
Hi Buchi, Happy new year. :) I love seethaphals, and end up eating it on sly because invariably my nose gets blocked, and I get headache, and give my father a few. :)
• India
16 Mar 10
Vandana:----Wish you and your Dad a Very very happy UGADHI and in this auspicious day, I pray god to give you more and more Ramaphalams and Sithapalam. If you like sithapalam, simply gulp it. But in the night before going to bed, take 1 glass of hot milk without sugar, and add turmeric powder 1/4 spoon and black pepper powder 1/4 spoon, and dry ginger powder 1/4 spoon to prevent nose block !
• India
28 Mar 10
I agree Vandanaji that seethaphal is very cold. Vathsala has given some remedy. Please try that. You may escape your nose block.
• Malaysia
16 Mar 10
i do eat custard apples but i find there are too many seeds. they are readily available in the markets and supermarkets. there are custard apple juices. normally i eat the custard apples while watching the television or after a meal when chatting.
• India
28 Mar 10
I am happy you get custard apples in your place and you like it and eat it.
• India
16 Mar 10
Hi Buchi happy new year dear, so you are going to give us ice cream from Seetaphal, this variety with many black seeds , we call 'badhel', there is another with less seeds, very sweet, very strong flavor, we call 'rampha' My wife never made any dish, but we eat them , drinking water immediately causes cold i am told Bhuwan
• India
28 Mar 10
We call rampha as ramphal. There is subtle difference in the taste. The skin of the ramphal will be smooth and it will be with less seeds.