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Written By Demi Yurfina on Jumat, 25 Maret 2016 | 09.12


Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree native to Mexico, Cuba, Central America, the Caribbean islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, and northern South America, primarily Colombia,Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela. Soursop is also produced in all tropical parts of Africa, especially in Eastern Nigeria, The Plateau and The Democratic Republic of Congo, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. It is in the same genus,Annona, as cherimoya and is in the Annonaceae family.
The soursop is adapted to areas of high humidity and relatively warm winters; temperatures below 5 °C (41 °F) will cause damage to leaves and small branches, and temperatures below 3 °C (37 °F) can be fatal. The fruit becomes dry and is no longer good for concentrate.
The flavour has been described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple, with sour citrus flavour notes contrasting with an underlying creamy flavour reminiscent of coconut or banana.
Soursop is widely promoted (sometimes as "graviola") as an alternative cancer treatment. There is, however, no medical evidence that it is effective.
The plant is grown for its 20–30 cm (7.9–11.8 in) long, prickly, green fruit, which can have a mass of up to 6.8 kg (15 lb),[3] making it probably the second biggest annona after the junglesop.
The flesh of the fruit consists of an edible, white pulp, some fiber, and a core of indigestible, black seeds. The species is the only member of its genus suitable for processing and preservation. The pulp is also used to make fruit nectar, smoothies, fruit juice drinks, as well as candies, sorbets, and ice cream flavorings.

Due to the fruit’s widespread cultivation and popularity in parts of Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, soursop and its derivative products are consumed across the world, also via branded food and beverage products available in many countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Canada, the United States, the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

(Source: Wikipedia)


1 1. The purpose of the writer to write the text is to …
a.    Explain the usage of soursop
b.    Tell how to plant soursop
c.    Describe soursop in general
d.    Tell the procedure to make soursop juice

2. The third paragraph tell us about …
a.    The taste of soursop
b.    The odour of soursop
c.    The leaves of soursop
d.    The trunk of soursop
   3. The disease can be treated with soursop is …
a.    Hypertension
b.    Diabetes
c.    Cancer
d.    High blood pressure
4 4.  ”…an underlying creamy flavour reminiscent of coconut or banana
The underlined word is similar in meaning to …
a.      Unmindful
b.      Forgetful
c.      Remindful
d.      Peaceful

    5. What is the main idea of the last paragraph?
a.    Soursops are available in many countries in Asia
b.    Soursops are available in many countries in Europe
c.    Soursops are available in many stores in Indonesia
d.    Soursops are consumed in many countries in the world





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