God has blessed mankind with numerous fruits that of great benefit. Apart from their use as food, many are greatly medicinal. They also have huge economic values. One of them is the soursop, a fruit that can be rightly regarded as a multipurpose fruit owing to its immense usefulness. It is a powerhouse of nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin B and a number of antioxidant compounds.
Soursop, also known as graviola, is an oblong tropical fruit with a white, fleshy edible interior and green spiky exterior. The soursop tree is an evergreen that can reach to about 30ft and needs plenty of space, sunlight and warmth.
Owing to its immense health and nutritional benefits, this fruit is the toast of health buffs who can give anything to get it but availability is a challenge. Presently, the fruit is hardly being cultivated on a commercial level, which makes it difficult and expensive to get. One sizeable soursop in the open market can go for as much as N500 or more.
This, therefore, informs this write up geared towards arousing the interest of agriculture stakeholders and lovers of farming to invest in soursop cultivation on a commercial level and tap into its tremendous economic potential. The soursop tree can thrive in any tropical region of the world including Nigeria.
Health benefits of soursop: There are several health benefits that endear soursop to its lovers, which include that it: