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Also known as Soursop, Guanabana is a member of Anonna family, commonly known as the Custard family or Soursop family, and can weigh as much as fifteen pounds. This fruit is more or less oval or heart-shaped and covered in soft, pliable spines.
Guanabana tastes like a Custard Apple and works fantastically in desserts. The fruit features a deliciously sweet-tart flavor — a creamy coconut-banana mixture highlighted with aromatic notes of citrus or pineapple. You can eat right out of the fruit with a spoon, but note that the skin and seeds are not edible.
Let the fruit ripen at room temperature. As Guanabana ripens, the fruit will lighten in color and turn into a bright yellow-green color. Ripe fruit should give gently to the touch and be somewhat fragrant.
Guanabana is native to the Caribbean but now grows in tropical regions across Asia, Central America, South America and Africa.