WHAT IS SOURSOP?

WHAT IS SOURSOP?

 What is soursop?

Known as Annona muricata, soursop is native to South America and goes by many names. You may also hear it called guanabana, graviola, or apple custard

Outside, the fruit looks like a large avocado - if the avocado is covered with prickly spikes. Despite the tough exterior, soursop is happy. Its white pulp is smooth and creamy with large black seeds. Sometimes people compare its taste to a combination of strawberries and apples.
 
Nutritional benefits of soursop

 
Like many fruits, soursop is a source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

 One cup (about 225 grams) of raw soursop contains:
 

  • Calories: 148.
  • Protein: 2.25 g.
  • dietary fiber: 7.42 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 37.8 g.
  • sugar: 30 grams.

 
In addition to fiber, the fruit is a good source of nutrients:
 

  • Vitamin C.
  • Potassium.
  • magnesium

 Soursop is also rich in antioxidants, which protect cells from damage. A diet high in antioxidants can help protect against diseases such as heart disease or cancer.

 Health benefits of Soursop can be obtained


Traditional healers have used soursop for healing for a long time. They use many parts of the plant, including fruits, leaves, and stems to treat various diseases.

 Soursop can help:

  • Prevention and fight against cancer.
  • Reduce inflammation.
  • Kill bacteria.

 
Can Soursop Really Help Fight Cancer?

 There is evidence that extracts from the plant can kill cancer cells or fight inflammation. But don't worry: These results come from test-tube and animal studies, which often involve large doses of soursop leaves. Keep in mind that there have been no human studies, so it's too early to tell if there are any benefits.
 soursop effect
 
You can find soursop extract in teas for sale, but these products are not regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But there is reason to be careful, soursop can be toxic in high doses, causing symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease, including:
 
 The body is strong.
 Human nature changes.

 Slowness of movement.
 Eye movement disorders.

 Gait and balance problems.
 
Compounds found in extracts and teas can also interfere with medications such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

 How to eat soursop

Although you should avoid soursop extract or teas, there is no reason to eat it. Come to fruit, go to town
Soursop can be hard to find in the United States, but you can find it in specialty grocery stores (such as markets in Latin America and the Caribbean). If you manage to find fresh soursop, taste it in pure form.
 
Soursop has a creamy texture and a tropical taste that is delicious raw. But spit out the seeds since they are toxic


Also remember that it is a large fruit with a lot of natural sugar. "Fruit can have 70 or 80 grams of sugar, so you don't want to eat one piece of fruit at a time, especially if you're watching your diet.

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