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Soursop vs Custard Apple: What’s the Difference?

soursop vs custard apple - the difference

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Today we are going to compare the difference between soursop and custard apple. These fruits are known for their unique flavors and health benefits. We get lots of questions about whether soursop is the same as custard apple. We are going to investigate soursop and custard apple! There are several differences between them that we are going to explore for you. We are going to talk about appearance, taste, nutrition and health benefits.

Appearance and Taste

Soursop has a green, spiky outside and a delicious rich, white flesh with black seeds in it. Soursop is also known as guanabana and has a sweet and sour taste. Soursop is also used for making juice, ice cream and lots of other desserts.

Custard apple, on the other hand, has a more brownish, dent outside with rich red or white flesh inside. Custard apple is also known as bullock’s heart (Annona reticulata)The flesh of the custard apple is also very soft like a cloud and also contains black seeds. Custard apple taste sweet, soft and has a creamy texture. This fruit tastes best when eating fresh and also can be used to make smoothies or other juices.

Nutrition and Health Benefits

Both soursop and custard apple are filled with vitamins and minerals. Here is a list of all the vitamins and minerals for soursop vs custard apple.

Soursop (per 100 grams)

  • 20,6mg Vitaminc C
  • 1g Protein
  • 17g Carbs
  • 3.3g Fiber
  • 0,3g Fat
  • 66 kcal

Custard Apple (per 100 grams)

  • 19,2mg Vitaminc C
  • 1,76g Protein
  • 25g Carbs
  • 2.4g Fiber
  • 0,6g Fat
  • 101 kcal

Soursop is also known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Soursop may also help lower blood pressure and improve digestive health.

Custard Apple vs Soursop: The main differences

There is one main difference between custard apple and soursop and that is their taste. Soursop has a unique sweet and sour taste that you can compare to a combination of mango and pineapple, but on the other hand is the taste of custard apple even sweeter than soursop and has also as the name implies a custard-like taste.

Furthermore, the flesh of the fruits is different. Soursop will always have a white flesh and creamy texture, but the custard apple can variate between a white and red flesh which depends on the cultivar of the custard apple.

Our Conclusion

So soursop and custard apple are two different tropical fruits that are often compared because of their similar appearance and taste. But now you know the main differences.
Whether you prefer soursop or custard apple, both are excellent choices for adding variety and nutrition to your diet.

So, if you’re looking for a new fruit to try, consider adding soursop or custard apple to your grocery list. You may just discover a new favorite!

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  1. Has custard apple also inflammatory and cancer benefits?

    1. Antioxidants have inflammatory benefits for all kinds of physical issues. There are also a lot of antioxidants in the Custard apple. But also a lot of sugar and that is less beneficial for a lot of things like cancer. So there are 2 ways to look at this. I hope this helps you a bit 🙂 Thanks for your interesting question!

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