Benefits of Sitaphal

Sitaphal is a very good source of calcium...
Benefits of Sitaphal

Benefits of Sitaphal

1. Sitaphal is a very good source of Calcium. The fruit pulp is easy to digest and it can be eaten easily by all ages.

2. It is said to possess insecticidal properties and is thus used in various chemical preparations.

3. The fruit can be eaten as such or the pulp is often blended together with milk to make shakes, ice cream, and puddings. The fruit pulp is easy to digest and it can be eaten easily by all ages.

4. Sitaphal is comparatively high calorie fruit and thus is included in diet for weight gain and athletes.


Nutritional Information
Serving: 100.00 gms of edible portion
Amount Per Serving
Energy 104 kcal
Protein 1.6 gm
Fat 0.4 gm
Carbohydrates 23.5 gm
Fibre 3.1 gm
Calcium17mg
Phosphorus47mg
Iron4.37 mg
Vitamin C37 mg


Sitaphal is known by many names such as ata, sharifa, seethaphalam, custard apple, and sugar apple. Sitaphal is the most famous of the annonas family of fruits. Botanical name for sitaphal is annona squamosa. The fruit is brown or green in colour with small yellowish eye like bulges. The fruit pulp is juicy and creamy. It has a typical buttery and delicate flavour. Fruit contains numerous brownish black seeds.

Sitaphal is comparatively high calorie fruit and thus is included in diet for weight gain and athletes. It gives 104kcal per 100gm of edible portion. Sitaphal also has good amounts of iron, phosphorous, potassium, and vitamin C. It has about 3.1% of fibre in the edible portion!