August 21, 2014

FEATURED PRODUCTS: Soursop Puree*

Soursop, also called Graviola (Portugese), Guanabana (Spanish) and Custard Apple, is indigenous to Central America, South American tropical areas and is also now found in some Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam. The soursop is a large fruit of a small, fast-growing tree. The fruit is picked from the tree before it has fully ripened as it will be badly bruised if allowed to ripen and fall. The fruit is mature and is ready for eating when it feels slightly soft and is light green externally. The skin is thin and is covered with conical nibs. The white, pulpy flesh, which contains juice, is peppered with small shiny, black inedible seeds, and has a pleasant, sweet-acidic taste. As it is rather fibrous, its squeezed juice makes a better choice, and has, in fact become more popular than the fresh fruit as such. Soursop has few seedless varieties, but they are rare, and tend to have fibrous flesh.

Soursops are a good source of Vitamin C, B1, B2 and calcium, including other general fruit nutrients and fiber. They are described as having a flavor combination of strawberry, pineapple, and slightly tart citrus, with underlying creaminess of banana and coconut. It makes an excellent tropical fruit component in blended fruit juices and smoothies.

Encore Fruit Marketing can provide an excellent source of soursop puree to help consumer products deliver one of the 5 A Day fruit servings.

Soursop puree is carefully processed from fresh, ripened soursops to provide the essential nutrition flavor and color, in a convenient, ready to use ingredient form for processed beverage and food applications. [1,2] is an excellent ingredient to add a fruit serving to your retail label for beverages, sauces, jellies and other processed foods like nutrition bars and snacks.

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*May be available only in full container quantities (approx 40,000 lbs)
and subject to other terms and conditions.