Heart-shaped, scaly-looking cherimoyas look a bit reptilian, but the white flesh inside is sweet and buttery. You’ll want to pick a fruit that’s hard and green because, like an avocado, it will ripen quickly once you bring it home. Dig in once it turns soft and bronze-coloured. A single peeled fruit has 60 per cent of your daily vitamin C needs, plus a third of your vitamin B6 intake, which helps brain function and helps your body make mood and sleep-regulating hormones. Traditional Mexican medicine uses the spring fruit to ease anxiety, and one study in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found an extract from the fruit had an antidepressant-like effect on mice. “Conventional Western research is still up for debate or hasn’t been done, but there’s likely something to it,” says Nolan Cohn.