Three Methods:Mashing the SoursopStraining by HandBlending the Juice
The soursop is a tree fruit native to the Caribbean, Central America, northern South America, and sub-Saharan Africa. It tastes like a combination of strawberry and pineapple, with a hint of creaminess and sour citrus. Soursop juice is not particularly difficult to make and offers a range of HEALTH BENEFITS. High levels of vitamin C keep the urinary tract clean, and vast amounts of fiber improve digestive health. The fruit juice also contains a number of other nutrients, including potassium, magnesium, thiamin, copper, niacin, folate, iron, and riboflavin.
The other morning, I bought a soursop from my regular supplier of veggie and meat as I could not remember ever eating it before and I wanted to try after hearing and reading so much about the goodness of soursop. The seller told me that the soursop was still very raw and recommended to me to have it boiled as soup with some pork ribs. So I bought a medium size soursop which cost over RM6. After leaving the soursop in my kitchen in room temperature for about 2 weeks, I got impatient and decided to cut up the fruit, though the fruit did not feel completely soft. After it was cut up, the inside was still hard. And it did not taste pleasant. It tasted like a cross between a tasteless raw pineapple and ‘fun kok’ (a root used to boil soup). That’s the price to pay for being impatient. I should have waited for another week for the entire fruit to ripen. I was told that a ripe soursop is very sweet and the flesh is creamy and soft. I forced myself to eat a quarter of this tasteless, hard fruit while telling myself that this stuff is chokefull of HEALTH BENEFITS. My mum suggested that I cooked veggie curry with this fruit but I had left it in the fridge and had forgotten all about it until a week later. It ended up in the bin, sigh. The next time I buy a soursop, I’ll make sure I choose a completely ripe one to enjoy it.
Food For Thought:
Soursop HEALTH BENEFITS:
1. Prevents UTI (Vitamin C)
Soursop is an excellent source of vitamin C, a nutrient which increases the acidity level of urine, resulting in decreased number of harmful bacteria that may be present in the urinary tract.
2. Prevents constipation (Fiber)
Go natural! Let this fruit’s rich fiber content be the solution to problems in bowel movement.
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