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Guanabana fruit

            Scientific name - Annona muricata


Guanabana popularly known as Soursop, is a native fruit of Central and South America. It is also grown as a commercial fruit in some parts of Africa and south East Asia. The fruit appears green in color with total mass of 6.8kg. Soursop consist white pulp that is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B1 and vitamin B2. The pulp is used to make candies, fruit drinks and ice cream flavorings.


Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 276 kJ (66 kcal)
Carbohydrates 16.84 g
Sugars 13.54 g
Dietary fiber 3.3 g
Fat 0.3 g
Protein 1 g
Thiamine (B1) (6%) 0.07 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (4%) 0.05 mg
Niacin (B3) (6%) 0.9 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (5%) 0.253 mg
Vitamin B6 (5%) 0.059 mg
Folate (B9) (4%) 14 g
Choline (2%) 7.6 mg
Vitamin C (25%) 20.6 mg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%) 14 mg
Iron (5%) 0.6 mg
Magnesium (6%) 21 mg
Phosphorus (4%) 27 mg
Potassium (6%) 278 mg
Sodium (1%) 14 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.1 mg

Medicinal Uses of Guanabana fruit
  • Treatment for Vomiting, Head lice and Bedbugs.
  • Relieve from Liver Ailments and Leprosy
  • Cures Diarrhea, Dysentery, Fever and Indigestion

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