History and Facts:
The atemoya is heart-shaped, and has a creamy white, slightly juicy pudding-sweet pulp. Its skin is pale green and bumpy. The fruit should be ripened at room temperature until it yields to gentle pressure.

Nutritional Value:
Atemoyas contain 94 calories per 1/3 cup of whole fresh fruit. The fruit is a good source of potassium, protein, and carbohydrates.

Atemoyas will split at the ends and the skin color will darken when the fruit is ripe. These are not signs of declining quality. The fruit should be stored and displayed at room temperature. Cracked fruit should be overwrapped and labeled with ripe stickers.

August to October

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