What is soursop?

Nigerian Blog-A lot of people don’t even know what is.

But who can blame them? Soursop is not as popular as other , 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.

Soursop is the of Annona muricata , a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree .

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 Names of Soursop

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.

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