Soursop Tropical Fruit Box for Sale
This is it! We have Soursop! You might know it as Guanabana Fruit or Graviola. Soursop is the ultimate tropical and exotic fruit treasure. Native to Central, South America and the Caribbean, this exotic fruit wonder is one of our most popular fruits. Soursops have very different shapes and sizes that’s why we sell it by weight. That said, we always err in your favor.
Soursops are huge, irregularly shaped fruits that can be anywhere from 10 centimeters in length to 30 centimeters in length, and their width can range from 12 centimeters to 15 centimeters. The skin of these fruits is semi-thin and leathery, and they can have anywhere from little to large spines. As the fruit ripens, its skin color changes from dark green to yellow-light green, and its spines become soft and peel off easily. The white to ivory flesh beneath the skin is tender, granular, watery, and mildly fibrous when mature. The meat may be broken off easily, and it surrounds a pithy center.
Fresh Guanabana Exotic Fruit
The 1–2 centimeter long oval seeds are encased in flesh that is both smooth and firm. There may be zero to over two hundred seeds in a single fruit, and depending on the size and variety, they should all be thrown away before eating. When mature, soursops soften and lighten in color; they also yield very slightly under gentle pressure. The fruits give off a tropical scent, and their flesh tastes like a combination of banana, strawberry, Spanish Lemon, coconut, mango, and pineapple—sweet, somewhat acidic, musky, and sour.
In tropical regions, sour sop trees typically bear fruit all year. The peak season for the fruit often runs from spring through late October, though this varies by region.
Exotic Soursop Fruit Box
Annona muricata is the scientific name for the tropical fruit known as a soursop. The largest and most tropical member of the Annona genus, the trees that bear the oddly shaped, sweet and acidic fruits can reach heights of 6 to 9 meters. The somewhat acidic and sour taste that gives soursops their name can be traced back to their origins in South America and the West Indies. Both cultivated and wild soursop trees can mature and produce fruit in as little as three to five years.
Soursop trees can mature quickly, but they have poor yields (12-24 fruits per tree) and are vulnerable to environmental factors such as temperature, soil, and humidity. Guanabana, Guanaba, Cabeza de Negro, and Zopote de Viejas in Mexico; Sorsaka and Zunrzak in the Netherlands Antilles; Huanaba in Guatemala; Graviola in Brazil; Araticum do Grande or Jaca do Para in Brazil; Catuche and Catoche in Venezuela; Thu-rian-khack in Thailand; Corossol in Vietnam; and Durian Belanda in Malaysia are all regional names for the same fruit. Fresh sour sop fruits are delicious when used in baked goods, smoothies, or just eaten on their own.
Soursop Fruit Box Texas
Soursops provide fiber to keep the digestive system running smoothly, vitamin C to boost the immune system, and iron to build up hemoglobin, a protein responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. The fruits also supply other nutrients like magnesium, B vitamins, zinc, and copper, in addition to the bone- and tooth-building calcium and phosphorus. Soursop fruit contains antioxidants in addition to vitamins and minerals, which protect the body from the damage caused by free radicals and aid in reducing inflammation. The fruits are also ingested or applied topically to treat inflammation, gastrointestinal problems, and wounds in alternative medical practices around the world.
If you never had a Soursop you are in for a treat. The flavor profile is a creamy texture that tastes like a combination of pineapple with a hint of strawberry and a sour citrusy note. The creamy texture can be associated with a smashed banana when it’s ripe and it’s usually eaten with a spoon. Many of our Tropifruiters love to make smoothies or the Brazilian popular drink called champola.
How to Consume Soursop Fruit
Soursops are delicious both raw and cooked due to their tropical, sweet, and mildly acidic flavor. When ripe, the fruits are commonly eaten by simply slicing them in half and eating the flesh with a spoon. The black seeds and skin are inedible, but the flesh is delicious. The segmented flesh of a sour sop can be added to salads, tossed with other fruits, or used as a topping for desserts like sorbet, ice cream, yogurt, and chia pudding.
Sweet juice is made by blending the fruits with other ingredients like milk, sugar, or water, then straining out the pulp. Soursop juice is a popular sweet and refreshing drink sold in street markets across Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The juice of the Soursop Tropical Fruit Box for Sale is used in many mixed drinks, such as cocktails, smoothies, and tea. Custards, puddings, cakes, bread, ice cream, mousse, and even light desserts made with gelatin and Soursop are all rather common. In the Caribbean, ice cubes and popsicles made with Soursop ice cream are popular treats.
Buy Soursop Fruit Box Online
The fruits can be stored for later use or cooked down to make syrups, jellies, and jams. Soursops are delicious when combined with other fruits like vanilla, chocolate, brown sugar, cream, and even pineapple, strawberries, bananas, and mangoes. Soursops that have not been opened can be ripened at room temperature to soften the flesh. Once the fruit is mature, it should be eaten right away to preserve its freshness and flavor. Refrigerating ripe soursops extends their shelf life to three days. It’s worth noting that even if the skin of a fruit turns black, the flesh within may still be perfectly fine to eat.
Several folk remedies including sour sop fruits, flowers, and leaves have been developed for relieving stress and calming the nerves. Soursop flowers and leaves are used in sachets and worn on the body to relieve feelings of oppression and block overwhelming emotions, as described in the Complete Language of Herbs: A Definitive and Illustrated History. The bright yellow petals of a sour sop flower measure between 4 and 5 centimeters in length and have a triangular, meaty appearance.
The glossy, round, dark green leaves end in a tiny tip. In the Netherlands Antilles, people believe that if they place Soursop leaves in their pillowcases or scatter them across their sheets, they will have a peaceful night’s sleep. A British Guiana Materia Medica describes one of the more out-of-the-ordinary use for Soursop leaves. Materia Medica is a medical reference book that contains information about herbal treatments. British Guiana’s Soursop leaves are mentioned as a cure for a hangover in a book. The leaves are swished and pressed in water before being rubbed on the head of an inebriated person. The belief that the leaf-infused water will induce sobriety leads many to drink it.
History Soursop Fruit
Soursops are a type of fruit that have always naturally occurred in the wild in some areas of South America and the West Indies. The trees swiftly went naturalized throughout Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico because to the fruits’ preference for tropical, humid lowlands. One of the earliest New World fruit trees to be planted in the Old World, sour sop trees quickly spread over Asia, Southeast Asia, tropical Africa, and eventually made their way to Australia. Soursops are now widely farmed and can be found for sale at grocery stores, specialty shops, and farmers markets all over the world.
Where does our Soursop come from?
We get regular Soursop shipments flown in weekly and they sell pretty fast so if you see we don’t have it in stock, come back in a few days, especially at the beginning of the week and we usually have it.
You’ll get it fast!
Due to its delicacy, Soursop requires special handling and will be shipped on the day it arrives in its weekly shipment so it can get to you in perfect condition. You don’t have to pay extra for this awesome perk. That’s why we are the #1 Soursop distributor online.