According to data from the General Directorate of Agricultural Development and Agroecology of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, in 2020 Peru produced a total of 8,731 tons of soursop, in an area of 976 hectares.
This fruit is mainly grown in the departments of Junin, La Libertad, Ucayali, Loreto, Ica, and Lima.
This fruit has multiple beneficial health properties. According to Dr. Denisse Bretel, chief medical officer of outpatient treatment and integrative medicine, the consumption of this fruit that is native to tropical America (Amazon) can help improve the immune system. It is rich in vitamin C (it has about 20 mg per 100 g fruit), has high fiber content, it's good for relieving pain, regulating appetite, helps prevent osteoporosis, increases energy thanks to the fructose it has, helps prevent bacterial infections, nerve damage, and maintain the heart thanks to vitamins B1 and B2.