Sugar apple, also known as Annona squamosa, is a tropical fruit that belongs to the Annonaceae family. It is native to the Caribbean, Central and South America but is now widely cultivated in tropical regions around the world. The tree can grow up to 20 feet tall and has glossy, dark green leaves. The fruit is round or slightly oblong, and has a green or yellowish scaly skin. Inside, the flesh is white, creamy, and sweet with a texture similar to that of a custard. The fruit contains many small, black seeds that are not edible. The fruit is typically eaten fresh, but can also be used to make jams, jellies, and other preserves. It is also used in traditional medicine for several ailments such as diarrhea and fever. The fruit can be eaten out of hand, cut in half and scooped out with a spoon, or used as a topping for ice cream and other desserts.