I can't stop buying cherimoyas....wait, do you know what a cherimoya is? I didn't until recently and I'm so happy we found each other. A cherimoya is a fruit that Mark Twain called “the most delicious fruit known to man”. So, as I said, I can't stop buying them and wanting to mix them with every
fruit to make purees for Kenya. I got one at the Santa Monica Farmers
market yesterday that was so ripe and sweet, I couldn't resist buying it. Now
that peaches are in season and finally starting to pop up again at the market, I feel like
summer's bounty of fruit is finally here.
Cherimoyas are high in fiber, iron and niacin. Make sure to pick ones that are soft when you give them a light squeeze, a good sign that they're ripe. You can cut them into 6-8 pieces, pick out and throw away the big black seeds and then pull away the flesh from the skin which you can feed to your baby straight or puree.
Peaches are high in potassium, vitamin A and C. When they're soft and ripe there is nothing like it. I waited until the peaches were very ripe, peeled them and then pureed them with cherimoya. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that Kenya ate the entire bowl of puree that I made for this recipe (do you get the sense my son eats everything?!)
We used these to make this recipe: