Soursop, also known as Guanábana and Graviolais, is an oval, heart-shaped or even lopsided tropical fruit, which can be found all around the world in tropical climates, including the Caribbean. The flavor is sweet and sour, and is sometimes compared to a combination of pineapple, banana and coconut. The fruit can weigh up to 15 pounds, and its white and flaky pulp is a common ingredient in fruit salads, beverages, ice creams and other sweet foods. Beyond its uses as a food, soursop also contains natural compounds with medicinal properties.
Soursap’s Healing Properties
Soursop is packed with vitamins and nutrients. It contains abundant vitamin C and several B vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin and niacin, along with calcium, phosphorus and some iron.
The juice from guanábana can be used topically, while pulverized seeds and decoctions made of leaves are also popular forms for natural remedies. It is common to use the leaves and pulverized seeds to brew a powerful tea, which has a number of impressive effects on the human body.
Practitioners of herbal medicine recommend the fruit and leaves of the soursop tree, for example, to relieve stomach distress, fever, pain and respiratory problems such as cough and asthma. Some compounds in soursop can be naturally antiviral and antiparasitic, and may also suppress inflammation. It has been suggested that soursop might be having cancer-curing qualities.
Our certified-organic soursop is free of seeds and skin, so it’s ready to consume right from the package. Use guanábana to create juices, smoothies, ice cream, mousse, cakes, salad dressings, custard, candy Soufflés, sorbet, brandy, wine and much more.
Many of our fruit purees are 100% fruit, free of additives, vegan and fair trade. About 25 different fruits are available in premium and certified organic (USDA) quality, either frozen or in aseptic packaging.
Avoid consuming soursop in excess, since large quantities of its alkaloid compounds may cause neurological symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease. Any information on our website and blog is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical condition and should not be taken as a replacement for medical advice. Any person with a condition requiring medical attention should consult a qualified practitioner or therapist.