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Soursop Nutritional & Medicinal Uses


Soursop has actually been made use of as folkloric organic medication in lots of areas around the globe. It is taken into consideration to be antispasmodic, sudorific and also emetic. A preparation (steaming in water) of Soursop leaves is made use of to eliminate bedbugs as well as head lice.

To lower high temperature, a preparation of fallen leaves could be taken inside or the leaves included in showering water likewise has the very same result. The smashed fresh fallen leaves are additionally used on skin irritations for faster recovery. A poultice of young Soursop leaves is used on the skin to relieve rheumatism as well as various other skin infections like dermatitis. Applied throughout the recovery of injuries, this could lead to much less or no skin marks. The product could additionally be utilised as a damp compress on puffy feet as well as various other swellings.

The juice of the fruit is taken by mouth as an organic solution for urethritis, haematuria as well as liver disorders.

Nutritional Facts

Soursop comes from the family members of Annonaceae, (A. muricata L.). The flesh of the fruit contains a white edible pulp that is high in carbs and also substantial quantities of Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Potassium as well as dietary fibre. Soursop is reduced in cholesterol, hydrogenated fat as well as sodium. Not only is Soursop a healthiness food, it additionally tastes delicious. The tree and fruit are known in different names: Guyabano in Filipino, Soursop in English, Graviola in Brazil, and also Guanabana in Spanish.

The heart shaped/ oblong Soursop fruit has a dark green, leathery and soike-like skin that gauges from 8 to 12 inches long and could weigh up to 2.5 kilos. The creamy and also savoury flesh contains from 60 to 100 black-brown seed that are indigestible and also non-edible. The Soursop tree is relatively small. It typically expands from 8 feet too much less compared to 20 feet high as well as is sensitive to very cool temperature levels. The Soursop tree calls for a lot of water, heat and moisture and is generally expanded in the tropics. It is cultivated commercially in Central & South The U.S.A., West Africa, Asia as well as South Florida in limited numbers.

Soursop Nutritional Value*
Per 100g of edible portion

Protein 1.0 g
Fat  0.95g
Carbohydrates 16.5g
Fiber 3.2g
Ash 58g
Calcium 10.3mg
Calcium 10.3 mg
Potassium 270mg
Iron 0.64mg
Vitamin A 2IU
Vitamin C 28mg
Thiamine 0.10.mg
Riboflavin 0.06mg
Niacin 1.3mg
Tryptophan 11mg
Methionine 8mg
Lysine 60mg

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