The wonders of Soursop. What you should know.

Soursop (Annona muricata), a prickly green fruit with a creamy texture and strong flavour. It is very common in most tropical regions. This fruit has many nutritional benefits.  Despite these benefits, a poll by Viedial Healthcare shows that many people do not like to eat it.

The nutritional profile of soursop

A serving of 100grams of raw soursop contains the following

Calories- 66 Cal

Total carbohydrates – 16.84g

Total fiber – 3.3g

Total protein – 1g

Total fat – 0.3g

Potassium – 278mg

Sodium -14mg

Vitamin C – 20mg

Other micronutrients – calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, copper, selenium, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, niacin, beta-carotene, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)

It is a healthy source of carbs, fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. It is rich in minerals and vitamins. It is a strong antioxidant and fights inflammation.  Studies have shown that it wards off free radicals and cancer-causing cells.

Soursop can be eaten raw as a fruit. It can be added to fruit salads. It is also very sweet. This makes it a healthy sugar substitute in icecreams, sorbets, baked foods, and desserts.

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