(ESP/ENG) Annona Muricata – Guanábana. / Annona Muricata - Soursop.
Today I want to share with you my first experience trying this strange fruit. A few days ago we went to the supermarket and when we went through the fruits, I wanted to try something new and I chose the soursop, because I had not tried it and this is what we learned from this great fruit.
Se le conoce por varios nombres a lo largo de todas las regiones en las que podemos encontrarla, como por ejemplo: Corazón de la india en Paraguay, cabeza de negro en Antillas, Sagua-sagua Guinea Ecuatorial y otros pero el más común es Guanábana o Catuche. Tengo entendido que aquí en mi país Venezuela Catuche se le dice a la planta y al fruto guanábana.
This fruit looks like Don't Eat Me! Since it has spikes or something similar, in the greengrocer I think they also think the same since they remove these spikes, as it was the first time I was going to try it they advised me to choose a soft one, that is to say, ripe. It is known by several names throughout all the regions in which we can find it, such as: Heart of India in Paraguay, Black head in Antilles, Sagua-sagua Equatorial Guinea and others but the most common is Guanábana or Catuche. I understand that here in my country Venezuela Catuche is called the soursop plant and fruit.
I have learned that we should avoid cutting some fruits with metal knives since their oxidation level is quite high and soursop is one of those fruits. Both the plant and the fruit are attributed several healing properties, among which I can mention the following: Cancer, Asthma, Insomnia, Constipation, Inflammation and soursop is also named among the fruits with antioxidant properties.
As you can see in the following photograph, it has a white color and is turning brown, apparently this fruit cannot be kept for long, nor should we wait for it to ripen a lot, by consuming this rich fruit we will be providing our body with minerals and vitamins such as as: Vitamins C, A and B, calcium, iron, phosphorus, lipids and carbohydrates.
The A. Muricata inside is made up of many segments and most have a seed inside, which makes it the second fruit with the most seeds that I know of, the seeds are oval and flat, measuring approximately 15 to 20 mm. It is a very sweet and tasty fruit, I can also tell you that it is very aromatic since its smell is intense.
Fuente de Fotos: Propias capturadas con una cámara Síragon.
Modificado el tamaño: Con el Programa Paint.
Photo Source: Own photos captured with a Síragon camera.
Modified size: With the Paint Program.
We can classify the soursop as a "syncarp" this is a fruit resulting from the fusion of several fruits from the same flower and there is still one more detail the flowers come out in any part of the plant that is to say in the stem or branches and due to this we can observe the fruits in a very peculiar way in any part of the plant.
I say goodbye until a new opportunity.