The gaviola fruit, also called the soursop, Evo, Guyabano, and Brazilian pawpaw, is a fruit typically found in areas with high humidity. These are places that maintain warmth year-round, such as Mexico, Cuba, and northern South America. This particular fruit comes from the Annona muricata, which is an evergreen tree. Although the plant does best in temperatures hot all year, some have been grown in southern Florida and southeast Asia. The gaviola tree usually averages six meters when fully grown.
The properties of the gaviola fruit are what have helped put it on the top of health lovers’ “must have” lists. For years, the soursop has been used by natives as a miracle fruit. They have used it for the treatment of inflammation, infection, fever, etc. In addition to the medicinal benefits of soursop, it can be turned into a variety of foods. There is soursop ice cream, soursop juice, soursop fruit bars, and more. Its taste has been described as a cross between a pineapple, strawberry, and banana.
The fruit is not the only part of the gaviola tree that has been used medicinally. The roots, bark, and seeds of the gaviola have been used as well. It has only been recently that scientists have begun to back up the medicinal value of soursop with evidence. With its rising popularity, more studies have been conducted to determine the health benefits of gaviola fruit. Natural News has published articles about the gaviola tree fruit stopping the spread of breast and pancreatic cancers. This fruit is also being looked into for the purpose of fighting viruses and parasites. Does it make sense now why they call it the “healing fruit?”