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Soursop (Annona muricata) has its place amongst a unique plant family, Annonaceae, whose members include the cherimoya, custard apple and sugar apple, or pinha. Soursop Trees produce remarkable fruit with a unique look and flavor. Each of these cauliflorous fruit may attain over a foot in length and, when ripe, the soft pulp is used in ice creams and sherbets.In fact, this small evergreen tree produces the largest fruit in the Annonaceae family. Soursop continues flowering year round but the peak is May to June. The fruits are harvested when fully developed and still green. They are considered mature when their spines are set far apart and the shiny green color turns dull-green or yellowish green. Selective harvesting is practiced because the fruits on a tree do not mature at the same time.The plant also has a short juvenile phase. It starts flowering 2 to 4 years from seed. Soursop Fruit Benefits Besides its pleasant flavor, soursop fruit benefits include 71 kcal of energy, 247 grams of protein, and calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus - not to mention it's a source of vitamins C and A. Soursop can be eaten fresh or used in ice cream, mousse, jellies, soufflés, sorbet, cakes and candy.
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