Graviola, The Antioxidant Super Fruit You've Never Heard Of

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Most of us reach for the same fruits each time we go to the supermarket. While we may be intrigued by unique foods, such as star fruit or dragon fruit, we’re often unsure about their taste or how to prepare them, so they never make it into our carts. That’s a shame because we’re missing out on some nutritional powerhouses. Plus, it’s always important to diversify our diet to get a healthy variety of macronutrients and micronutrients. 

My husband is in the produce business, so he’s constantly introducing me to exciting new fruits. He recently asked me if I had heard of a sustainably grown fruit called Graviola. I hadn’t. I learned that Graviola is an incredibly nutritious and delicious superfruit, and you don’t have to worry about how to prepare or serve it. I’ll explain more about that in a minute. 

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First, what is Graviola?   

Unless you’ve visited the Caribbean or other parts of the rainforest, chances are you’ve probably never heard of or tasted Graviola, also called soursop. I didn’t. It’s a large and unusual-looking fruit – green and bumpy on the outside, milky white on the inside – with a flavor that’s been compared with pineapple, banana, and strawberry. 

For centuries, cultures most familiar with Graviola have prized this superfruit because of its wellness properties. It is abundant in vitamins and minerals. It has twice the antioxidants of blueberries. It has been used for generations to support skin, hair, and digestive health and to relieve stress, among other purposes. Even the tree’s leaves are rich in benefits, ranging from healthy aging to heart health. 

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Until now, we’ve rarely seen Graviola outside the tropics because it is a delicate fruit that cannot withstand transport. Some companies have tried making capsules and tea from the leaves but have been unsuccessful at retaining the nutrients. That situation has changed. 

High-end Graviola has started popping up in all sorts of products 

People are beginning to talk about Graviola because one company, Agravitae, has pioneered methods for preserving as many of its nutrients as possible. They’re infusing Graviola in a growing number of honest and pure luxury health and wellness products. Agravitae does this in partnership with TKO Farms in Belize, the world’s largest Graviola farm that uses time-honored traditions and eco-friendly farming techniques. 

While you may never see Graviola fruit in the produce section of the supermarket, you can enjoy its benefits in a variety of ways: 

  • Estate Crafted Graviola Herbal Tea: People who like herbal teas really love this tea, made by a master tea maker, which is rich in phytosterols, tannins, and flavonoids. Only young leaves are used, always picked at the height of their nutritional value. They’re delicately handled in a temperature-controlled environment before being refined to their purest form. 
  • Graviola-infused Coffee Bars: These are reminiscent of high-end chocolate. Available in Espresso and Latte flavors, each premium Graviola-Infused Coffee Bar is made from 100% Fair Trade Organic AA Arabica Single Origin Coffee, gently infrared roasted for maximum flavor while preserving coffee’s natural antioxidants and nutrients. 
  • Graviola-infused Cacao Bars: Batch crafted by a Master Chocolatier in collaboration with an award-winning chocolate company, each bar is a deliciously high grade of couverture chocolate, dairy-free, and Keto-friendly, but with none of the bitterness found in other dark chocolates. The Paleo Bar is 85% cacao; the Gravitas Bar is 70% cacao. 
  • Graviola-infused luxury Skincare: Agravitae’s Graviola-infused luxury skincare line is paraben and sulfate free. This line was formulated by a world-renowned chemist and formulators, helps repair skin, and works with the skin’s microbiome to improve its health and appearance. 

Expanding your diet will help you get the nutrients you need to feel good and look your best. And now, you can extend your search for new foods beyond the produce department or farmer’s market. Graviola is a wonderful addition to support your wellness, inside and out. 

[Editor's Note: This is a sponsored post from Agravitae. Learn more about their Graviola fruit inspired products on their website.]

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Andrea Donsky, RHN
Andrea Donsky, B. COMM is an international TV Health Expert, Best Selling Author, Nutritionist Podcast Host, and Founder of—a recipient of Healthline’s Best Healthy Living Blogs for 2019. As a pioneer and visionary in the health food industry, Andrea’s passion is to inspire people to make healthier choices. Andrea has combined her background and expertise as both a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and an entrepreneur ("She Boss!") to educate the public on living a healthy lifestyle through the creation of her businesses, books, articles, podcasts, videos, talks, and TV and radio media appearances. Andrea founded Naturally Savvy Media Inc. in 2007 in order to share her passion for healthy living, and love for natural products and companies. Among her numerous publications, Andrea co-authored Unjunk your Junk Food published by Simon and Schuster, a book that journalist, author and mother Maria Shriver endorsed: “Unjunk Your Junk Food has certainly made me more aware about the food that my children eat and the effects it has on our body and mind."</P. Andrea also co-authored two e-books entitled Label Lessons: Your Guide To A Healthy Shopping Cart, and Label Lessons: Unjunk Your Kid’s Lunch Box.