But who can blame them? Soursop is not as popular as other fruits, fruits like apples, mangoes, bananas and pineapples.
So today, for their sake we shall be tackling the question: “what is soursop?”.
Adapted to areas of high humidity and relatively warm winters, Soursop is native to the tropical regions of the Americas.
As per its taste, it has been described as a blend between strawberry and pineapple, with sour citrus flavour notes contrasting with an underlying creamy texture reminiscent of coconut or banana .
Now that’s some serious combo for the taste buds.
So basically it is a fruit. End of story.
Other common names include: Shawshopu in (Igbo, Eastern Nigeria) Mãng cầu Xiêm (Vietnamese), Coração de Boi (Mozambique ), Evo (Ewe , Volta Region , Ghana ), Ekitafeeli (Uganda ), Stafeli (Swahili ), Aluguntugui (Ga , Greater Accra Region , Ghana), guanábana (Spanish ), graviola (Brazilian Portuguese , pronounced: [ɡɾɐviˈɔlɐ] ), anona (European Portuguese), graviolo (Esperanto ), corossol (French ), cœur de boeuf (Democratic Republic of Congo ), kowosòl (Haitian Creole ), කටු අනෝදා (Katu Anoda ) (Sinhalese), sorsaka (Papiamento), adunu (Acholi ), Brazilian pawpaw , (Filipino) guyabano , guanavana , toge-banreisi , durian benggala , durian belanda , nangka blanda , ทุเรียนเทศ [turi:jen te:d] (Thai ), ទៀបបារាំង [tiəp baraŋ] ( Khmer ), sirsak (Indonesia ), zuurzak (Dutch ), Stafeli (Kiswahili ), and nangka londa .
In Tamil , Malayalam, it is called Mullatha , literally thorny custard apple. The other lesser-known Indian names are shul-Ram-fal and Lakshman Phala , and in Harar (Ethiopia ) in Harari language known for centuries as Amba Shoukh (Thorny Mango or Thorny Fruit) and Annuni in Somali.