Major growing area
Dry and intermediate zones
Native to Mexico and parts of Central America.
Similar to sweet and sour candy, Soursop, while sweet, may pack a mouth-puckering quality. Every bite releases a tangy, sweet juice..
AYURVEDA & MEDICINAL USES
Soursop plays an integral role in Ayurvedic medicine helping treat hypertension, depression, dysentery, diarrhoea, scurvy, cough, constipation and burning sensation. Studies published in the ‘Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention’ reveal that soursop leaves help reduce tumour sizes. They also display cytotoxic potential which showed positive effects against breast cancer cells.
Scientists in Brazil have discovered soursop extracts to have potent antibacterial properties.The plant’s leaf extracts possess antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities.
This large tropical fruit can weigh 6 pounds or more and be up to 12 inches long and 6 inches wide.Soursops have a melt-in-your-mouth quality, releasing tangy sweet juice with every bite. The smell is slightly musky, tropical and lemony. The texture is similar to a slightly creamier mangosteen: smooth, soft, fleshy, pulpy, juicy and deliciously aromatic..
Blend and strain soursop to make a juice for cocktails, tropical punch or smoothies. The pulp works especially well in pina colada and margarita recipes.
Make ice cream/popsicles by blending the fruit with some nut milk (or coconut milk) and freezing.
NUTRIENTS & VALUES PER 100g EDIBLE PORTION
|Vitamin C||20.6 mg|
|Vitamin B6||0.1 mg|