Soursop juice recipe
Soursop juice is a simple refreshing juice that is easy to make at home using ripe soursop fruits. It is really creamy and naturally sweet without sugar added.
Soursop which is also called Graviola is a tropical fruit known for its antioxidant benefit; it is rich in fiber and vitamin C.
You can eat soursop by cutting the fruit and eating only the flesh.
Soursop fruit is low in calories. The juice can be made at home with a few common ingredients such as cinnamon, nutmeg, milk, and honey. Lemon and ginger can be added to potentiate the health benefits of this juice.
When making soursop juice, it is best to use the very ripe fruit which is soft and easy to peel. It is very easy to identify the ripe fruit from the unripe.
See a video here how to make soursop juice:
Table of Contents
It tastes like a combination of pineapple and cherry, with a creamy flavor of banana and sour citrus. The exterior part of the fruit contains the white pulp which is very sweet and with some brown seeds scattered all over. The seeds are inedible and shouldn’t be consumed due to their possible toxicity.
The ripe soursop fruit is soft when touched and lighter than the unripe fruit. While the unripe fruit has a dark green color and appears hard when felt with the hand.
The white pulp of the fruit is used for making candy, ice cream, fruit bars, and sorbets due to its pleasant and sweet flavor. You can also read here on how to make guava juice with a blender and healthy beet juice for weight loss
How to eat soursop
- You can make soursop smoothie
- You can eat the meat or flesh of soursop fruit directly without having to juice it.
- The leaves of the plant are very useful, they can be used for making soursop tea.
Side effects of eating the seeds of soursop
The seeds of soursop are not to be eaten as they are known to cause Parkinson’s disease; this is due to the fact that they contain a substance that can destroy our neurons.
Ingredients for making soursop juice
For the milk version, you will need
- 2 medium-sized soursop fruits
- 1/2 cups milk, evaporated milk or condensed milk
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1-2 cups water
For the ginger version
- 2 medium-sized soursop fruits
- 1/2 tsp (2.4 g) grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
- 1 lemon (optional)
How to make soursop juice at home
- Rinse soursop fruits under running water to get rid of sand and debris then pat it dry.
- Gently peel the skin with your hand to get to the white pulp; it is very easy to peel the skin of soursop once the fruit is ripe without using a peeler or knife.
- Split the soursop into two and remove the core stem; you can place the fruit in a dish to void wasting the juice.
- Add 1 to 2 glasses of water to the fruit and squeeze thoroughly with your hand to release the juice from the pulps.
- When all the juice is released from the fruit and you are left with the pulp and seeds; it’s now time to strain.
- Place a fine strainer over a bowl and pass the mixture through the strainer to collect the juice in the bowl.
- Add in your condensed milk to taste, vanilla essence, grated nutmeg, and stir to combine.
- Once you have achieved a creamy juice, pour over a cup of ice or serve it chilled.
If you like your juice with ginger
- Go ahead and blend 1 inch of fresh ginger root with a half cup of the juice
- Strain the blended mixture to remove the ginger residue then stir it back into the remaining juice once done. Squeeze in one lemon juice into it, and sweeten the juice with sugar or honey
- Serve your ginger-soursop juice over ice or as it is.
Health benefits of soursop juice
- Soursop is particularly rich in vitamin C, potassium, iron, copper, magnesium, thiamin, niacin, and folate. It has low calories which makes it good for you.
- The leaves and juice of soursop are so beneficial to our overall health. Its leaves have been used to treat different ailments such as asthma, stomach distress, fever, and cough.
- It is a good source of fiber and can assist in maintaining a healthy digestive system.
- The phytochemical compounds in soursop are effective in slowing down the growth of cancer.
- Soursop has also been known for its ability to treat urethritis, liver problems, and leprosy.
- The fruit is rich in potassium and riboflavin; these nutrients are effective in reducing muscle cramps and migraines.
Nutritional facts of Soursop
Soursop contains the following nutrients:
- Vitamin C
Soursop also has trace amounts of niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, and iron. Every part of the tree such as the fruit, bark, or leaves has many medicinal benefits.
Soursop has antibacterial effects and has anti-inflammatory property
Dr. Brown is the founder of Jotscroll, he is a Medical Doctor, Entrepreneur, and author. Dr. Razi Brown holds a medical degree from the University of San Diego. He has invested in many startups and is currently working on his fifth book to be published in the upcoming year.