Well, we all know about Apple but
what is custard apple it’s a fruit that is seen in every state of our country at various prices. The difference is in color contour and taste. The inside part is the sweet yellow pulp which tastes good to us. So coming to its cultivation, in our state Odisha various district grows this fruit but in the district of Rayagada, we found plenty of production is done by the tribals and they sell it to the retailers as their livelihood. Every day, thousands of tribals can be seen carrying loads of custard apples to the markets from their villages.
Some valuable benefit of this fruit is Custard apples contain anti-oxidants like Vitamin C, which helps to fight free radicals in our body. It is also high in potassium and magnesium that protects our heart from cardiac disease. Not only that, but it also controls our blood pressure. So the cultivation of this fruit should be done more and more in our state for a better output.
By: Nirad Baran Dalai(Shyamala Subarna)