Annona squamosa L.

Also called sweetsop, this conic fruit with light-green, knobby and thick rind can be opened effortlessly when the fruit is ripe, to reveal a soft, custardy, sweet, and fragrant pulp. It is mainly eaten fresh, but ice creams, smoothies and mousses are also appreciated. The names vary in Brazil, depending on region: araticum, in Rio Grande do Sul; ata in the North and Northeast regions; pinha, in Bahia, where this fruit originated in tropical America was first cultivated, in 1626, by Conde de Miranda.