The Soursop

Soursop Fruit

I promised to blog about the soursop fruit so let me rave about it in an entire post….

This fruit looks weird. Or rather, i used to think it looked very weird. It kinda had thorns but wasn’t as hardy as the durian. It’s quite heavy and I was always wary of it because of its name. I mean, who names their fruit soursop? I know apples aren’t known as sweetapples or sweetpeaches. haha… besides, the name sounds so soppy! I don’t know when I first ate this fruit but I know that I can count on two hands the number of times I’ve consumed this exotic fruit.

I decided to check up wikipedia on the soursop’s background and I found out that it’s a distant relative of the pawpaw (a.k.a. papaya) It contains lots of vit C, B1 and B2 and apparently the fruit, seeds & leaves are used in herbal medicines. I originally thought it was an Asian fruit but it seems that it is native to the Carribbean, Central & South America… Here’s what it looks like on the inside:

soursop flesh

Now, I don’t suppose people make cakes with these? I’ve yet to try a soursop cake! haha.. But I must say, I’ve taken a liking to the tender and sweet custard-y texture and taste of the flesh. It’s refreshing and really goes well with lime juice! Ya, I drank a cup of lime juice that had soursop at Old Airport Road the other day.

I’m looking to see what I can make with this fruit. I welcome suggestions from you my dear readers! 🙂

Posted on 23rd Apr 2006 in Uncategorized


There Are 7 Comments


Cavalock commented on April 23, 2006 at 7:26 am

I have never heard of a soursop cake before. My fondest memories are of drinking it after a workout at the Botanic Gardens at the old hawker place across the road from there.


Angie commented on April 23, 2006 at 9:28 am

How about soursop ice cream/sorbet?


Jee commented on April 24, 2006 at 9:13 am

Angmoh durian.. I think that’s its common name in Chinese.

I’d tried a soursop flavoured ice-cream before, well if it can be make into ice-cream it could probably be make into cake as well.


rotiman commented on June 29, 2006 at 7:14 am

soursop,we call it durian belanda in malaysia.but i dunno y it call as durian belanda


bajan princess commented on July 10, 2006 at 3:09 pm

I am from the island of Barbados where we have soursops growing in almost every backyard you can find. We make a host of things with it including the infamous soursop drink as well as the icecream. Yes soursop cake can also be made since I make it and made it up to this weekened.

As almost if not every fruit can be used for cake, why not soursop.


whitney commented on August 24, 2007 at 1:59 am

I am from belize, where soursop grows almost every where there. I remember, when i was younger my mom used to prepare soursop with condenced milk. we also used to have soursop ice cream, which is my favorite flavor!!


sam commented on July 29, 2014 at 10:27 am


thank you!!…

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