Every other day we hear someone close to us suffering from the lethal disease called, Cancer. Though many medicines have been introduced so far, the disease is still responsible for many deaths worldwide. Almost 20,000 people die of cancer everyday across the globe, out of which 70% of deaths are caused in underdeveloped countries, according to World Health Organization.
Soursop is a fruit of an evergreen flowering tree known as Annona Muricata and commonly found in the tropical areas of Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Uganda, Somalia and the Caribbean.
The fruit belongs to the family of Pawpaw. The fruit is called by other names as well such as graviola (Brazilian Portuguese), guanábana (Spanish), anona (European Portuguese), corossol (French), Brazilian pawpaw and in some cultures it is also known as Thorny Mango. It is a spiny green colored fruit which is white from the inside. It tastes like a combination of pineapple and strawberry with an underlying creamy flavor of banana or coconut. The fruit is commonly used in making exotic drinks and sherbets. You can find tremendous amount of valuable nutrients in it such as carbohydrates, proteins, vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
The fruit is beneficial for curing fungal and bacterial infections, stress, depression, nervous disorders, blood pressure and sleeping disorders. According to a study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplement in 2008, graviola extracts are effective in the treatment of parasitic and microbial agents.
Credits: Humann health