The fruit of a small deciduous or semi evergreen tree, this native to the tropics is gaining importance in South East Asia, Africa, India etc. The fruits are usually heart shaped or oblong and maybe that is why they are also called Bull's Heart. The fruits are picked before they are ripe. When ripe, the fruit is yellow or brown. The flesh is white and creamy with a sugary taste. Custard apples are packed with vitamin C, an antioxidant that can combat the free radicals in the body. The fruit also has vitamin A, which is good for healthy skin, better vision and for healthy hair. The magnesium in custard apples can protect the heart from cardiac diseases and can relax the muscles. Custard apples are an excellent source of copper. Copper is a trace mineral that helps are body form hemoglobin. When a woman doesn’t have enough copper in her system, there is an increased risk that her child will be born early.