Common Names

SOURSOP is called by many names in different regions, here is the list of common names:

Name Language
Lakshaman Phal or
Shul Ram Phal
Graviola Portuguese
Guanabana Spanish
Gayubano Philippines
Mullaatha Malayalam

Nutritional Values

Soursop Nutritional value per 100g


276 kJ (66 kcal)

Carbohydrates 16.84g
Sugars 13.54g
Dietary fiber 3.3g
Fat 0.3g
Protein 1g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.07 mg (6%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.05 mg (4%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.9 mg (6%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.253 mg (5%)
Vitamin B6 0.059 mg (5%)
Folate (vit. B9) 14 μg (4%)
Choline 7.6 mg (2%)
Vitamin C 20.6 mg (25%)
Calcium 14 mg (1%)
Iron 0.6 mg (5%)
Magnesium 21 mg (6%)
Phosphorus 27 mg (4%)
Potassium 278 mg (6%)
Sodium 14 mg (1%)
Tryptophan 0.011 mg (4%)
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What is Soursop?

Soursop is a natural fruit grown in tropical regions of the world also known as Lakshman Phal (Hindi), Graviola (Brazilian, Portuguese), Guanábana (Spanish), Corossol (French), Zuurzak (Dutch), Mullaatha Graviola (Malayalam). Its botanical name is Annona Muricata. It is a highly aromatic fruit with white juicy flesh. The fruit pulp and leaves have been traditionally used to treat a wide range of ailments such as Heart disease, Cancer, Asthma, Liver problems, Arthritis, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Fever, to induce labour during Child birth etc.

Has any research been done on Soursop?

Various studies have been done, they show that Soursop:

  1. Attacks cancer cells safely and effectively without harming healthy cells
  2. Does not cause nausea or hair loss as is in the toxic treatments like chemotherapy
  3. Helps to prevent cancer
  4. Protects your immune system and avoids deadly infections
  5. Makes you feel stronger and healthier
  6. Boosts your energy and improves your outlook towards life
  7. Helps to treat Insomnia & get sound sleep

Can Soursop cure cancer?

Soursop has shown tremendous potential at killing malignant cancer cells without harming the healthy cells. Many people are adopting Soursop as a natural alternative treatment for cancer.

Can Soursop be taken with other cancer treatments like chemotherapy?

Soursop can be taken with the traditional treatments for cancer such as chemotherapy. It actually helps to cope with the side-effects of these treatments.

Is Soursop effective on multidrug-resistant cancer cells?

Some cancer cells develop multi-drug resistance (known as MDR) after chemotherapy. This means the cancer cells would not get affected by further treatment. Soursop has shown explicit potential in killing even these cancer cells.

Is Soursop effective for someone suffering from advanced stages of cancer?

Soursop has shown positive results in controlling the growth of the tumor and even reducing it. It helps build immunity and can help the person to deal with the side-effects of traditional treatments like chemotherapy.

Is Soursop harmful in any way?

Soursop is a natural fruit just like banana or mango and is being consumed as a dessert and fruit drink around the world since decades. It does not have any side-effects on the body if consumed in recommended quantity.

Can I have Soursop even if I don’t have cancer?

Soursop is a natural fruit that helps build immunity and destroys infectious cells. It even relieves stress and helps to develop a positive outlook towards life. Therefore, Soursop would help to deal with daily contact with infections.

Does Soursop help in preventing cancer?

Soursop has shown promising cancer preventive properties in various research studies. Studies show that Soursop can prevent formation of tumors which leads to cancer.

Can Soursop be consumed during pregnancy?

Many sources warn that pregnant women should not consume soursop as it might stimulate uterine activity, as precaution pregnant women should avoid consumption of soursop.

Can Soursop be taken if I have low blood pressure?

Soursop lowers blood pressure therefore it should not be taken by people having low blood pressure. However, it can be safely consumed by people having normal blood pressure and it helps relieve hypertension for people having high blood pressure.


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