Unknown, but most likely somewhere in the tropical Americas.
COMMON NAME IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS:
OTHER NAMES IN THE WORLD:
Sugar-apple, scaly custard apple, anon, anona blanca, atis, chirmoya, cachiman, fruta do conde
The knobby, segmented skin has a colour that is typically pale green or blue-green, often covered with a powdery white “bloom.” The flesh is generally creamy white or light yellow with shiny black or dark brown seeds inside.
The flesh has a creamy texture, similar to custard.
Sweet, similar to custard, with minty undertones.
When eaten raw, sweetsops are high in vitamin C and are good sources of vitamin B6, thiamine, riboflavin, magnesium and potassium. They are also an excellent source of dietary fibre.
HOW TO CONSUME:
Cut or pull the fruit apart and eat the flesh inside, leaving the skin and seeds, either with your mouth or a spoon.
Sweetsop seeds are highly poisonous and should not be consumed. However, when dried and ground, the powder can be added to a medium to eradicate head lice or to use as an insect repellent or garden pesticide.