guyabano

do you get guyabano there? even in chinatown? even frozen ones? when magnolia used to have fruit juices in tetra paks (remember those?), i always bought the guyabano flavor. it has a very unique taste that is refreshing, and i like the sweet-sour balance a lot. we used to have a guyabano tree in our yard so i developed a taste for this fruit early on. the buds and the leaves also had a citrusy scent that was more pronounced at nighttime.

mom found really sweet ones from the market yesterday. they were succulently sweet and sourish. it’s so easy to understand why this fruit is called soursop. πŸ™‚ and they’re said to be full of antioxidants, so they’re always tops when in comes to healthy food for cancer prevention and cure. so i guess in tropical countries, a guyabano each day keeps the doctor away. πŸ˜›

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  1. claire espina says:

    Greg, my gparents called these in Capampangan: Buenabano. We had a row of them in our farm and growing up I had a favorite tree which produced the sweetest fruit. My children have learned to love them in fruit juices and shakes: they keep asking me what the name of the fruit is and I say: Soursop – because we go over Guyabano and Buenabano all the time and I get tired.

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  2. Betis Boy says:

    atchi, wapin, sometimes they can be really sour. but the ones we had yesterday were really sweet so we're saving the seeds for planting. soursop surely does roll off the tongue much easier than guyabano. interesting about buenabano (first time i heard that). i think they also call this guabanaba in south america.

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  3. Guagua Girl says:

    oh yes, definitely love guyabano juice. it's another one of those fruits i hated when i was a kid but loved as an adult. i don't think i've seen any around here, though. not even in chinatown. i'll have to check next time i'm in that area. and thanks to atching claire, i now know it's also called buenbabano πŸ˜€

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  4. Betis Boy says:

    kats, kalupa da ka reng anak ng atching cleng — it's buenabano πŸ˜€

    and what other fruits did you hate as a kid?

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  5. Guagua Girl says:

    HA HA HA, i'm blaming the fast fingers πŸ˜›

    santol and guavas, which was weird because we actually trees in the backyard. but i think had bad ones as a child and that stayed with me for a long time until i rediscovered the fruits sometime in high school. loved them ever since.

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