Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pic Today 4/7/11


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.

Sweet dreams!


  1. Here in Brasil we call it graviola, but as my country is too big many people dont know this fruit, it grows in Amazonia and some states of northeast. I've never seen one so big! xx

  2. Very interesting about the cancer ... is certainly great news accompanied by some great photographs.
    A hug friend.

  3. Seems as if I should have had some of this BEFORE I got cancer...LOL.... Another interesting post.


  4. I just love guanabana! :-)

    Have a nice day!

  5. Your photos are great. These pictures make me dream that one day I will visit Colombia too. It seems that you had so much fun:)

  6. wow these look amazing, very interesting too.

  7. Rick

    Wonderful plant and great colorful photo's what a lovely trip.