This species is a small deciduous or semi-evergreen tree sometimes reaching 10 m (33 ft) tall; it is a native of the tropical New World that prefers low elevations, and a warm, humid climate.
It is cultivated in many tropical countries, and also occurs as feral populations in many parts of the world, including Southeast Asia, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Australia, and Africa.
It has been said that custard apples contain anti-oxidants such as vitamin c that helps to fight free radicals in the human body.
There is also suggestion that it contains high potassium and magnesium which protects our heart from cardiac disease.
It is good for the eyes and help with indigestion problems. Furthermore, the copper content found in custard apple will help with constipation and treat dysentery and diarrhoea.
Because they are high in magnesium, they can equalize the water balance in our body, which helps in removing acids from the joints and reduces the symptoms of rheumatism and arthritis.
If you feel tired and weak more often than usual, then have this fruit in your daily diet, as the potassium present in it will help to fight muscle weakness.
It is also good for people suffering from anemia, as it this fruit is high in calorie. And if you want to put on some weight, include this in your daily diet chart.
Custard apple contains natural sugar, and hence makes great nutritious snacks and even desserts.