Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree native to Mexico, Cuba, Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America, primarily Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Venezuela. Soursop is also produced in some parts of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. It is in the same genus as the chirimoya and the same family as the pawpaw.
The soursop is adapted to areas of high humidity and relatively warm winters; temperatures below 5 °C will cause damage to leaves and small branches, and temperatures below 3 °C can be fatal. The fruit becomes dry and is no longer good for concentrate.
Other common names include: "Coração de Boi" Mozambique, Evo (Ewe, Volta Region, Ghana),"Ekitafeeli", Uganda, "Stafeli" Swahili, Aluguntugui (Ga, Greater Accra Region, Ghana) guanábana (Spanish), graviola (Brazilian Portuguese, anona (European Portuguese), corossol, sorsaka (Papiamento), adunu (Acholi), Brazilian pawpaw, guyabano, guanavana, toge-banreisi, durian benggala, durian belanda, nangka blanda, sirsak, zuurzak (Dutch), tomoko (Kiswahili) and nangka londa. In Malayalam, it is called aathakka, literally thorny custard apple. The other lesser-known Indian names are shul-ram-fal and Lakshmana Phala. and in Harar (Ethiopia) in Harari language known for centuries as Amba Shoukh (Thorny Mango or Thorny Fruit).
The flavour has been described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple, with sour citrus flavour notes contrasting with an underlying creamy flavour reminiscent of coconut or banana.Soursop is widely promoted (sometimes as "graviola") as a alternative cancer treatment. There is however no medical evidence that it is effective.
Soursop fruit is rich in fiber and vitamins. The content of dietary fiber in soursop reached 3.3 g per 100 g of fruit flesh. Consumption of 100 g of meat soursop fruit can meet 13 percent of the daily fiber requirement. Vitamins are the most dominant in soursop fruit is vitamin C, which is around 20 mg per 100 grams of fruit flesh. Requirement of vitamin C per person per day (ie 60 mg) can be met only by consuming 300 grams of meat soursop fruit.
Fiber is very good to help digestion and detoxification, while vitamin C is an antioxidant that is very good for boosting the immune system and slow the aging process (stay young). Soursop fruit contains very little fat (0.3 g/100 g), so it is good for health.
Soursop also contains phosphorus and calcium, respectively 27 and 14 mg per 100 g. Both minerals are important for the formation of bone mass that allows you to build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis. Soursop excellence lies in the content of sodium (sodium) is low (14 mg per 100 g), but high in potassium (potash), which is 278 mg per 100 g. Comparison of high potassium and sodium is very good for preventing hypertension.
Curing Cancer: By eating the fruit soursop we can help to attack the cancer cells safely and naturally, without side effects such as nausea, weight loss, or hair loss.
Increase Immune System: Substances contained in soursop fruit such as acetogenins, annocatacin, annocatalin, annohexocin, annonacin, annomuricin, anomurine, anonol, caclourine, gentisic acid, gigantetronin, linoleic acid, muricapentocin. It makes our body stay fit and improved. Help us against disease
Kill malignant cancer cells: Soursop leaf has an effective target and kill malignant cells for 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer. Power works 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells compared with adriamycin and chemo therapy is commonly used.
High Vitamin C: Vitamins are the most dominant in soursop fruit is vitamin C, which is around 20 mg per 100 grams of fruit flesh. Requirement of vitamin C per person per day (ie 60 mg), have been met only by consuming 300 grams of meat soursop fruit. The content of vitamin C is high enough on soursop is an excellent antioxidant to increase endurance and slow the aging process (stay young). and is one of the benefits of soursop fruit that we can take
Medicine for hemorrhoids and pain reliever: In addition to juice drinks are also good to cure hemorrhoids, waist pain, and help your appetite so our appetite good.
Rich in Fiber: In addition to nutritional components, soursop fruit is also very rich in non-nutritional components. One of them is to contain a lot of fiber (dietary fiber), fiber is very good for digestive health.
Preventing Osteoporsis: Soursop fruit contains phosphorus and calcium is high enough. Very good for strong bones and to prevent osteoporosis.
Increase Energy: The content of fructose in soursop can keep you fresh, and can drain energy. This is because fructose is a simple sugar (monosaccharide) found in many fruits. This could be a good natural source of carbohydrates for the body.
Help cure many disease: Soursop fruit juice, taken twice daily, can help overcome kidney disease, liver problems, urinary tract infection (also known as urethritis) and hematuria (blood in the urine or)
Preventing Bacterial infections: The fleshy part of the fruit, if applied to any cuts will accelerate the healing process and also prevent bacterial infection.
Prevent nerve damage and maintain a healthy heart: The content of vitamin B1 able to accelerate metabolism, blood circulation, prevents nerve damage, restoring the edges and central nervous disorders. The content of vitamin B2 is required for the body's energy production, fat storage, nervous system function, and maintenance of the heart muscle.
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