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What is a Soursop?

Soursop, or as we like to call it at Cardenas, “guanabana”, is a tropical fruit native to the American tropics. It is grown on the Annona muricata tree, and has a greenish-yellow color, prickly skin, and creamy, white flesh.

Its taste is often described as a combination of strawberry and apple, but with a little citrus mixed in. It’s most commonly found in Caribbean, South American, and Southeast Asian cuisines, where it’s used as an ingredient in beverages, syrups, and ice creams and also eaten raw.

Thanks to its numerous health benefits, many parts of the plant are used in traditional medicine throughout Africa, the Caribbean, and South America.

Look for soursops in our produce department or enjoy a Guanabana flavored Agua Fresca, next time you’re in our Cocina.


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