Sunday, February 26, 2012

Nona

Salam all,

A rarely found fruit. When I saw it at the market, I quickly grabbed it. Not that I was madly fond of the fruit but because it is rare. My kids have never had a peep at it. It's the Custard Apple or Nona (in Bahasa Melayu).


When fully ripe, the fruit has a tender texture and sweet in taste. You don't need a knife to cut it. In fact, when it is fully ripe, to cut it into half using a knife is a very challenging, you will not have the nice shape as I had up there. 40 years back, oooooppppssss ......, now you can guess my age, yes, 40 years or so back then, in the village, this fruit can be found behind the houses. To eat it is just the matter of plucking it from the tree and later to enjoy it with your friends after a tiring day on the field .... what a sweet memory!

Some healthy facts.

I did a short research on the health benefit of the fruit. It is rich in vitamin C and a source of anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidant will neutralize the free radicals which is very beneficial in cancer avoidance. It also contains fiber which helps in digestion.

So everybody, for a change, why not once a while, we take this custard apple as our fruit dietary.
Allah is great has created so many fruits for us to gain benefit from. Wallahua'lam.



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