Annona (Guanabana – Sour cream abloko) benefits, properties, calorie content, useful properties and harm

The tree in natural conditions reaches 6m in height, in
the room is much lower. Unlike some others
annon is an evergreen tree. Leaves are oval or oblong
shapes, glossy, leathery, dark green, up to
15 cm. They have a slightly spicy scent, especially noticeable
when rubbing.

Fragrant flowers, large (up to 4,5 cm in diameter), consist
of three yellow-green fleshy outer petals and three
pale yellow internal, may appear in different
places – on the trunk, branches and small twigs. Flowers
are never fully revealed. Fruits are oval or
heart-shaped, often irregular, up to 30 cm in length,
15 cm in diameter and weighing up to 3 kg, dark green,
when ripe, they become yellow-green. Fruit rind
thin, but tough, has a mesh pattern. Juicy light cream
the pulp is like a custard, divided into segments,
containing, in some cases, one smooth oval
dark seed. The pulp is fragrant, with a slight sourness,
has a unique aroma slightly reminiscent of pineapple.
The fruit contains several dozen seeds.

The fruits are harvested when they are still firm, but have already changed
its color from dark green to slightly yellow-green.
If the fruits are allowed to ripen on the tree, they can
fall to the ground and be damaged if dropped. After collecting
they can remain strong for several days at room temperature.
temperature. Ripe fruits are soft enough, you can feel it
when pressed with your finger. Ripe fruits can be stored in
refrigerator for 2-3 days. The rind may turn black, but the pulp
remains edible.

The pulp can be eaten with a spoon directly from the fruit, it can be canned
for future use. Before mechanical processing of the pulp
all seeds must be removed as they are somewhat poisonous.
The pulp is used for making juices, cocktails and other
drinks, mashed potatoes, ice cream. In Indonesia, unripe fruits are used
like vegetables.

Annona (Guanabana) on the tree

Useful properties of annona

Fresh annona contains (per 100 g):

Calories 94 Kcal

Vitamin C 36,3 Potassium, K 247 Vitamin
B3 0,883 Phosphorus,
P 32 Vitamin B5 0,226 Calcium, Ca 24 Vitamin
B6 0,2 Magnesium, Mg 21 Vitamin
B2 0,113 Sodium,
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Full composition

The flesh of the fruit is soft, used for cooking
juices, extracts, is a source of vitamins (C, B),
mineral salts (calcium, iron,
magnesium, phosphorus),
as well as proteins, carbohydrates, folic acid.

Due to its rich vitamin composition, it is used
for diseases of the large intestine, supports the flora
intestines, improves liver function, helps to reduce
weight, normalizes stomach acidity, promotes
elimination of uric acid from the body, therefore it is recommended
people suffering from rheumatism, arthritis and gout.

A large set of vitamins of group “B” provides therapeutic
action in degenerative diseases of the spine,
neurological pathology.

According to research, the substances contained in this plant
have anti-cancer properties. Unlike chemotherapy, which
destroys all cells, these substances selectively affect only
on foreign cells.

Acetoginine is an inhibitor of enzymatic processes in tumor

A large number of foreign articles are devoted to action
acetogenin as an antineoplastic substance. Are given
results of studying the antitumor activity of guanaban
in comparison with the chemotherapy drug adriamycin.

Shown advantages in antitumor activity
guanabana and its tumor selectivity
cells. Guanaban preparation is non-toxic
action on healthy cells, and is also widely used
in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.

Guanabana extract has been shown to have antiviral effect.
Antimalarial, antimicrobial, antifungal,
antiparasitic agent.

The bark and leaves are used as an antispasmodic
and a sedative, used for coughs, flu,
asthma, asthenia, hypertension.

Leaf tea can be used as a sleeping pill and sedative

Leaves can be placed in a pillowcase or laid out next to the pillow.

Soothing tea made from Annona Murikat leaves.


  • Annona Murikat Leaves
  • Sugar
  • Water

Method of preparation:

  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Rinse the annona muricata leaves thoroughly and place them in a clean
    teapot or cup.
  • Pour boiling water over the leaves using about 3 sheets
    one cup.
  • Close the kettle and let it brew for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove the leaves.
  • Add sugar and lemon slice to taste.
  • This tea is a pleasant soothing drink that will help
    your children sleep soundly. You can use it as a sedative,
    it also has a cooling effect.

Dangerous properties of Annona

In addition to a number of useful properties, Annona also has harmful ones. Sugar seeds
apples have a pungent taste. Eating them in food will inevitably lead
to poisoning with possible serious consequences. Do not allow
getting juice from annona seeds in the eyes, in some cases it
can cause blindness!

Also remember not to get too carried away with eating the pulp.
this fruit, you should know the measure in everything in order to avoid unwanted
consequences. Due to the high calcium content in Annona, it is not
should be eaten by pregnant women.

Latin American scholars are of the opinion that abuse
guanabans can cause Parkinson’s disease. Besides
Annona is used to make a kind of herbal medicine called Triamazon.
This medicine is not licensed, so its effectiveness is very
questionable and not yet confirmed.

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