The dark green, whitish-green speckled skin has a diamond pattern, each diamond has a soft, curved spine. The white interior pulp is studded with many large seeds, and pockets of soft flesh are bounded by fibrous membranes. The flesh is juicy and has a sweet taste.


Cut the fruit vertically into two halves. From here, either cut the halves into watermelon-like slices, or scoop out the two white fleshy halves with a tablespoon. The skin and the seeds are not edible.

In South America it is commonly used for dessert. Guanabana ice cream and fruit bars are also very popular. The fruit is somewhat difficult to eat out-of hand and therefore it is usually juiced or converted into sorbet.

Health Benefits

Guanabana fruit consumption is said to have the benefit of controlling cancer cell growth. Researchers believe that the chemicals present in guanabana fruit specifically target cancer cells and help remove them from a patient’s body.

It also has potent anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It is therefore useful in preventing infections caused by bacteria and viruses in the body. 

Guanabana fruit is rich in carbohydrate content, particularly fructose. Other than carbohydrates, these fruits also possess various beneficial nutrients like B vitamins, calcium, vitamin C and dietary fiber. The high carbohydrate amount found in this fruit increases energy and lowers cholesterol in the body.

Is it possible that doctors and scientists have finally come across the cure for cancer? Reed more

Cancer fighting foods Read more

Guanabana (Soursop) Watch