Common Name: Graviola; Soursop; Guanabana
Botanical Name: Annona muricata
Habitat: Central and South America
General: The Graviola tree is widely cultivated throughout tropical regions of the Americas. It is a large tree, up to 18 meters in height. It produces a unique appearing fruit with a white flesh and creamy texture. The fruit is used widely in juices, ice creams and other desserts.
Nutritional Information: There has been enormous interest in Graviola for quite some time. In Cuba and other Caribbean nations, Graviola is used for healthy cell growth, due to annonaceous acetogenins, bioactive chemicals found in the fruit, seeds, stems and leaves of the plant. It is also used as a natural remedy for infections, fever, digestive problems, and high blood pressure. The fruit is high in vitamins C, B1 and B2.