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Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree. The exact origin is unknown; it is native to the tropical regions of the Americas and is widely propagated.
The tree is of the custard apple family (Annonaceae), and is grown for its large edible fruits. Also called guanabana, graviola, or Brazilian pawpaw.
Native to the american tropics, the tree has been widely introduced in the tropics of the old world.
The flavor of the fruit has been described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple, mango and papaya with sour citrus flavor notes contrasting with an underlying creamy texture reminiscent of coconut or banana.
The fruit’s fibrous white flesh can be eaten fresh and is used to make pudding, ice cream, and drinks.
As with all superfoods, graviola is known for a range of powerful properties. The nutritional content is one part of it, but the complex chemical structure of the fruit has proven a challenge to categorize.
Even so the fruit enjoys extreme popularity and is at the top of the list of the superfood stars.
The soursop is adapted to areas of high humidity and relatively warm winters; temperatures below 5 °C (41 °F) will cause damage to leaves and small branches, and temperatures below 3 °C (37 °F) can be fatal.
The fruit becomes dry and is no longer good for concentrate.