THE GIANT PRICKLY GUANABANA
Hard to harvest, heavy to carry,
covered with sharp spines and
worth all the effort . . .
the guanabana is a delicious jungle fruit
much loved in Colombia and Brazil.
These giants sometimes weigh 10-15 pounds each
and require extra handling just to pick up. (Ouch.)
But the inside pulp is a prize worth eating --
a slightly sour taste of strawberry, pineapple and citrus.
Guanabanas (also called soursop and Brazilian pawpaw)
have recently been found to have effective anti-cancer properties.
The National Cancer Institute, Purdue University and
independent laboratories have discovered guanabana pulp & stems
target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer,
including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic.
A favorite recipe in Colombia
is to melt the pulp of guanabana in hot milk
as a night time elixir for infants.