Mountain Soursop is a fruit that’s popular for its delicious flavour and impressive health benefits.
It’s also very nutrient-dense and provides a good amount of fiber and vitamin C for very few calories.
This prickly green fruit has a creamy texture and a strong flavour that is often compared to pineapple or strawberry.
Soursop is typically eaten raw by cutting the fruit in half and scooping out the flesh. Fruits range in size and can be quite large, so it may be best to divide it into a few portions.
Mountain Soursop improves the immune system
“The flavonoids, steroids, and alkaloids found in soursop extract have been found to be effective against various types of bacteria, parasites, and viruses, including herpes simplex virus-1,”
A typical serving of this fruit is low in calories yet high in several nutrients like fiber and vitamin C. A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of raw soursop contains (2):
- Calories: 66
- Protein: 1 gram
- Carbs: 16.8 grams
- Fiber: 3.3 grams
- Vitamin C: 34% of the RDI
- Potassium: 8% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 5% of the RDI
- Thiamine: 5% of the RDI
Soursop also contains a small amount of niacin, riboflavin, folate and iron.
Interestingly, many parts of the fruit are used medicinally, including the leaves, fruit and stems. It is also used in cooking and can even be applied to the skin.