Miracle fruit of the tropics, organic Soursop (Annona muricata), also known as Graviola, Guanabana, and Custard apple, is carefully handpicked, cut and dried, and packed into each HEIRLOOM Organic Soursop bits pack.
Fresh soursop is typically eaten raw by cutting the fruit in half and scooping out the creamy flesh. To bring this product in New Zealand where it does not grow naturally, it is dehydrated. So there is some loss of its juicy flavor. However, its nutrient content remains intact. To rehydrate, soak/brew in hot water or any fruit juice for 15-20mintues. The rehydrated bits can be used as a chewy cereal topping, in smoothies, and as a filler in baking while the brew can be consumed as a herbal tea.
- Toss soursop bits into your favorite smoothie for an extra dose of antioxidants
- Soak overnight oats with soursop bits, healthy seeds, and nuts
- Incorporate rehydrated soursop with coconut, almond butter, and puréed dates to make healthy energy balls
- Can also be used in the second fermentation of homemade Kombucha
Once rehydrated, the soursop bits are mildly sweet and mangosteen-like in taste. This product is harvested in a cottage industry initiative that does not use any chemical refining, additives, or preservatives to standardize the product.
100% dried soursop
Grown in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Packaged in a facility that also processes cashew and coconuts
StorageKeep airtight in the pantry, away from sunlight and damp. Its potency and flavor remain strong as long as it is stored airtight. With a best before of two years from the manufacture date, Soursop remains safe to use for even longer periods as long as it is stored with minimal exposure to light, air, and moisture. This is why HEIRLOOM Soursop is packed at the origin, in the very region it is harvested from. This seals the freshness and reduces exposure from day one until the pack is opened by you. A slight color change is possible as the product is completely free of sulfites or other nasties that would otherwise keep them brightly colored.
Our promiseThere is nothing else. No refining or coloring. 100% zero-waste, no bi-products. This product is internationally accredited by Control Union; Certified Organic (EU and USDA NOP), ISO and/or HACCP certified.
A very nutrient-dense fruit, Soursop is low in calories, rich in fiber and vitamin C, amongst its other impressive health benefits :
- Rich in antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals that can cause damage to cells and lowers the risk of chronic diseases.
- Possess antibacterial properties effective against certain strains of bacteria.
- Has anti-inflammatory potential.
- Could stabilize blood sugar levels
- Some research has proved soursop extract could help reduce the growth of cancer cells.
Read more research-based information, here.
100+ years of expertiseOur Soursop sales supports the traditional livelihoods of villagers in the rainforest regions of Sri Lanka. Soursop is grown and harvested by traditional methods and allows village populations to utilize their age-old knowledge and expertise to survive in this modernized and mechanized world of manufacture by producing this 100% natural unrefined product. Backed by generations of expertise of the harvesters, and packed in a certified ISO and Organic processing mill, this product plays a vital role in the employment, welfare, and wellbeing of the rural village community. The children of our workforce are provided with school books and stationery for the entire school year. The mill also organizes religious and cultural events to inculcate a sense of belonging to a bigger cause, bringing a sense of pride and community to the villagers who are using age-old knowledge, treading lightly, and making a living for their families, sustainably.
Price for quality
Our products are not mass-produced in vast industrialised factories. So we do not enjoy the economies of scale that supermarket brands do. We pay the millers and farmers a fair price. Specifically, batch-crafted for New Zealand, Kokonati & Heirloom products are made with multigenerational expertise and knowledge to be the best quality they can be and so easily justify the premium price for the premium quality you are getting.
Packaging and recycling:
60g bag in box. Dispose of the soft plastic bag in the supermarket collection bin. The card box can be disposed of in your recycling bin. The reason we use a clear bag for dried fruits is so you can see the product in the clear window before you buy it and because the product potency is preserved without exposure to air or moisture. The box protects the product by reducing exposure to light.
Possible precautions: Soursop is considered safe for most people. It is advisable to consult your healthcare provider or registered dietitian to make sure it’s safe to consume it alongside, any prescription medication or for any other therapeutic uses.