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Guanabana fruit

guanabana fruit 1 Introduction of Guanabana fruit

            Scientific name - Annona muricata

Guanabana, also known as Soursop, is a large, green, spiky fruit that is renowned for its sweet and tangy flavor. It is often used to make juices, ice creams, and other desserts. Guanabana is a member of the Annonaceae family and is related to the cherimoya and custard apple. Its scientific name is Annona muricata. .

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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.

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guanabana fruit 1 Nutritional value of Guanabana fruit

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
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guanabana fruit 1Medicinal Uses of Guanabana fruit

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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guanabana fruit 1Uses of Guanabana fruit

Guanabana is often used in natural remedies for a wide variety of health conditions. The fruit has been traditionally used to treat digestive problems, such as diarrhea and constipation, as well as to boost the immune system. It is also used to treat fever and colds, as well as to reduce inflammation and pain. The fruit can also be used to treat skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis.

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