static1.squarespaceGuyabano is a tree that grows in warm tropical areas such as South East Asia, includes Indonesia and the Philippines. Other names for Guyabano include: Soursop (English), Guanabana (Spanish) graviola (Portuguese), pawpaw (in Brazil)corossol (French)  and custard apple (English). The scientific name is annona muricate.

Guyabano taste is definitely sour but on the other hand is sweet enough that tasted kind of like a combination of pineapple banana and papaya.

Throughout history, each part of the Guyabano tree, such as the bark, leaves, roots, fruit, and seeds have been used for medicinal purposes. The seeds have been used to treat nausea and vomiting, while herbal medicine practitioners recommend using the fruit and leaves to relieve stomach distress, pain, cough, asthma, and fever.

Guyabano is also known to being rich in vitamin C and B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin and niacin, but here is a fuller list of what the fruit has to offer.

  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • Riboflavin
  • Phosphorus
  • Thiamine
  • Calcium
  • Carbohydrates
  • Niacin
  • Fiber