It’s always sunny in Barbados well when it’s not raining of course :)) If you are lucky you get to experience the beauty that the layers of blue and green have to offer. Here is my entry for this week.
It’s soursop season here in Barbados. I remember when I was younger we had a tree in our back yard with these funny shaped prickly green fruits. I decided to make some soursop punch today as I am trying to include some healthier foods into my diet.
According to Wikipedia, The soursop is the fruit of the Annona muricata, a broad leaf flowering evergreen tree. Its exact origin is unknown.
It is creamy like a blend of banana and coconut. It may have a slightly tart citrus flavor with a hint of strawberry and or pineapple. The taste to me is really very unique and oh so delicious.
The soursop is rich in Vitamin B, C, and antioxidants.
Some health benefits include :
Anti-inflammatory – Soothing pain and improving flexibility caused by arthritis or gout.
Relieves congestion and soothes irritation caused by respiratory ailments.
Relieves stress and can aid with insomnia.
The seeds can be pulverized, made into a paste and used as a beauty treatment which can reduce blemishes, wrinkles and age spots.
It contains unique organic compounds which can fight cancer.
It improves gastrointestinal health.
Soursop can be used to make tea (the leaves ) drinks, ice cream, smoothies and other tasty desserts. It is also applied to the skin as a beauty treatment.
Place in the fridge and chill. You can place some of the punch in an ice tray and pop them in the freezer for a refreshing snack. Or if you have small plastic bags available you can make what we call In Barbados ”sucka bubbies” or cool aids.
I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy recipe. It is quite tasty and exotic.Let me know if you guys would give this a try. Love and Blessings Tachi
Sources Wikipedia and Organicfacts.net . Featured Image from Google.
This last one is painted on a restaurant located on the corner of my favorite beach. I think it’s unusual but oddly attractive. I have weird tastes.