Friday, February 17, 2012

Soursop ( Annona muricata )

Fruit Warehouse | Soursop ( Annona muricata ) | The fruit Becomes dry and is no longer good for concentrate. Other common names include: guanabana (Spanish), graviola (Portuguese), Brazilian pawpaw, guyabano, corossolier, guanavana, toge-banreisi, Bengal durian, jackfruit Blanda, soursop, jackfruit and Londa.

The Soursop (Annona muricata) is a broadleaf, Flowering, evergreen tree native to Central America: Mexico,, the Caribbean and northern South America: Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela. Soursop is also native to sub-Saharan African countries That lie within the Tropics.

In Malayalam, it is called mullaatha, literally Thorny custard apple. The other lesser known Indian names are shul-ram hanuman memorized and memorized.  It is also grown in parts of Southeast Asia. The soursop will reportedly fruit as a container specimen, even in temperate climates, if protected from cool temperatures.

The flesh of the fruit consists of an edible, white pulp and a core of indigestible, black seeds. In Mexico and Colombia, it is a common fruit, Often used for dessert as the only ingredient, or as an agua Fresca beverage; in Colombia, it is a fruit for juices, mixed with milk. Ice cream and fruit bars made of soursop are also very popular.

In Indonesia, soursop lunkhead, a sweetmeat, is made by boiling soursop pulp in water and adding sugar until the mixture hardens. Soursop is also a common ingredient for making fresh fruit juices are sold by That street food vendors. In Vietnam, this fruit is called mang cau Xiêm in the south, or mang cau in the north, and is used to the make smoothies, or eaten as is. In Cambodia, this fruit is called tearb barung, literally "western custard-apple fruit." 

Popularly, it is eaten raw when it ripens.  Nutritionally, the fruit is high in carbohydrates, particularly fructose. The fruit also contains significant amounts of vitamin C, vitamin B1, and vitamin B2. The fruit, seeds, and leaves have a number of herbal medicinal uses of indigenous peoples of Among regions where the plant is common.

There is evidence Indicating That the fruit's extracts selectively inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells by down regulating expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), but the effect has not been studied in Humans. According to Cancer Research UK, Annona muricata is an active principle in an unlicensed herbal remedy marketed under the brand name Triamazon.

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