The graviola fruit, also known as a soursop, is the fruit of an evergreen tree native to Central and South America. The graviola fruit is green and prickly. It measures 7.9-11.8 inches in length.
The graviola fruit is a good source of vitamin C. It has a citric flavor with banana and strawberry overtones. It can be eaten raw or cooked. It is also used to make beverages. The graviola fruit is used to treat coughs, bacterial and parasitical infections, herpes and cancer. Graviola is used as a topical ointment to treat arthritis. According to WebMD, however, there is insufficient evidence to substantiate the medicinal effectiveness of the graviola fruit.