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Two cut portions held in hand of an Annona muricata fruit, one showing the green skin and the other the white pulp
annona muricata
Annona muricata (Soursop)

Native to the Caribbean, Central America, and northern South America. In Colombia it has a habitat below 6,600 feet. The large fruit is called guanabana and can weight up to 15 pounds the size of a watermelon. The fruit's soft, white, fibrous pulp is commonly eaten fresh, and it is also used to make beverages, ice creams, and desserts. The taste combines flavors of strawberry, pineapple, and citrus with a hint of sourness, hence its name. Soursop is well-regarded for its nutritional value, being rich in vitamin C, fiber, and various essential minerals. Various parts of the plant, including the leaves, fruit, and seeds, are believed to possess medicinal properties. For example, extracts of this plant have shown anti-cancerous effects. Photographed in the department of Atlantico, Colombia.

A yellow Annona muricata flower

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