Soursop is scientifically known as Annona muricata. It is a native species to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Northern South America, and is recognized as Guanabana in Latin American countries. This picture was photographed at the Maya Organic Farm on a tree that could have up to forty healthy fruits at a given time.
The flesh of the fruit consists of an edible, white pulp and a core of indigestible, black seeds. The sweet pulp is used to make juice, as well as candies, sorbets, and ice cream flavourings. The species is the only member of its genus but is a close relative of the well-known Custard apple and Sugar apple.
In Belize and in other Central American countries, you can find its delicious juice served as a milkshake or smoothie which consists of the fresh pulp, milk, vanilla essence or nutmeg to add more flavor.
Soursop fruit has a sour taste, and is often used as fresh juice. The fruit is green-black when ripe. Soursop fruit juice has various health benefits.
Soursop fruit juice has the ability to cope with a wide range of dangerous diseases, such as tumors and cancers, not just as lozenges. This is due to the high nutritional content, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, carbohydrates, and fiber.
Here are some benefits of soursop for your health:
Boost the immune system
Soursop fruit is rich in vitamin C acts as an antioxidant that can be very high, so as to ward off the attack of free radicals that can be useful to enhance the immune system.
The content of soluble fiber which is owned by the soursop fruit is very efficacious in the conduct of the digestive tract, thus preventing digestive disorders like constipation and prevent constipation.
Lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL)
This is because the soursop fruit contains beneficial substances such as niacin, these substances can help in increasing HDL cholesterol levels and prevent the buildup of LDL cholesterol in the blood vessel walls.
The content of fructose in fruit soursop able to destroy the sugar in the blood and turn it into energy that can increase stamina.
Maintain healthy bones and teeth
Soursop fruit juice routinely and regularly can be beneficial maintain healthy bones and teeth, because this fruit contains calcium and phosphorus that can meet the nutritional needs of bones and teeth.
The principal interest in this plant is because of its strong anti-cancer effects. Although it is effective for a number of medical conditions, it is its anti-tumor effect that is of most interest. This plant provides much alimentation and is a proven cancer remedy for cancers of all types. It is the leaves of the soursop tree that are found to be particularly effective in killing cancer cells, due to its graviola extract, without harming the healthy cells of the body. Moreover, the extract of soursop leaves do not affect the immune system adversely, unlike the chemotherapy drugs.