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Soursop, an incredible fruit — Coming soon!

Today, we’re going to introduce you to soursop, a delicious fruit with incredible health benefits that will soon become available on Kany’s Garden.

 

 

 

Image by Tatters licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Soursop also called Graviola comes from a tree that grows in Africa, South America and Asian. It is a large edible fruit packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. It is also rich in nutrients and fibres.

Up to a couple of years ago, soursop was a little know fruit in Europe. However, several research unearthed its various properties and its ability to strengthen the metabolism. Notably, studies have shown that Soursop contained fatty compounds called acetogenins, a substance which is thought to have the potential to prevent or slow the growth of cancer.

Every part of the soursop (graviola) tree can be consumed – the bark, leaves, root, and fruits. They have been shown to have a positive impact on infections with viruses or parasites, rheumatism, arthritis and depression.

Soursop is frequently used in traditional medicine in Africa, the Caribbean and South American to prevent cancer and combat its effects. It is notably used for breast and liver cancer.

Additionally, extract of soursop leaves are often applied on the skin to prevent skin papilloma, a disease that causes tumor eruptions on the skin and to calm the skin of babies.

The great thing about soursop is that it is a tasty fruit with a pineapple like flavour. The fruit’s white flesh has a creamy texture and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. It can be eaten fresh or used to make juice, ice creams, smoothies or sorbets.

We will soon announce when soursop will be introduced on our website. So, stay tuned.

*Image by Tatters licenced CC BY-SA 2.0 

Bibliography

Annette McDermott. What is graviola and how is it used? Medical News Today 17 Oct 2017 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319720.php

Cancer Research UK. https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/treatment/complementary-alternative-therapies/individual-therapies/graviola

Investigación y Desarrollo. "Soursop fruit: Giving hope against cancer?." ScienceDaily.  4 Aug 2014. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140804151227.htm