Calling a fruit a "Superfruit" is more or less a marketing term that arose in the food and beverage industry in the last decade. It is generally used to describe fruits that are packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients...
I recently received an email from one of my customers asking if graviola leaves would cure his diabetes. In this case, I was unable to give him a direct answer because frankly, I had yet to come to my own conclusions on this subject.
I meticulously read through many laboratory studies that effectively show that graviola can have a positive impact on diabetes… in laboratory rats!
For those of you who enjoy an occasional cup of graviola tea (aka soursop tea), this question may sound a bit silly. But for those who use soursop for health reasons, it is actually quite pertinent, and unfortunately there is no textbook answer to the questions of “how much?” or “how often?”. Because this is a frequently asked question from my customers, I have decided to dig through the available information and write up this summary article.
Over the past ten years, graviola, also known as soursop has received a lot of attention. This is in part due to two internet memes which managed to generate an impressive buzz about this interesting plant. The only problem with internet memes is that they can often blow things out of proportion, overemphasizing the good and transforming the bad into the catastrophic.
We have put together this simple list of 8 common assumptions about graviola (soursop), and analyze each assumption one by one. After reading this article you will have a much better understanding of graviola. The terms graviola and soursop are used interchangeably in this article, both referring to the same plant.