Guyabano (labana), also called Soursop in English, is a delicious fruit from the tropics. Originating from the Amazone region, it was brought to the Philippines and nowadays grows in a lot of gardens.
Guyabano belongs to my favorite fruits in the Philippines.
ripe guyabano See my post HERE
If you have the chance to try this fruit, you realy should. You will not regret it.
This green fruit has a lot of prickles, but are not sharp. The peeling is thin, just 2 mm. The fruit is ready to be eaten when the fruit feels soft inside. The ripe fruit has a nice smell which is hard to describe. The fruit is from about 10 cm until 30 cm and can weigh 2 kg’s or more. In a refrigerator the almost ripe fruit can be kept for a few days.
Once ripe, better eat it immediately. Wash the fruit first, and cut it in half from the stem to the top. Eventually in smaller pieces.
The taste is creamy sweet with a little nice soft sourness at the end. The tast also reminds me of sweet juicy pears eaten back in Holland. The over-ripe fruit has a little bitter taste.
It has dark brown to black seads which are about 1 cm big. And they contain a kind of poison. So if you eat Guyabano do not bite them and do not swallow them.
guyabano tree with fruit
The fruits and other parts of this tree seem to be a good cure for several kinds of cancer. You can find enough information about it on Wikipedia and HERE.

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  1. price of the fruit – more information with evidence required!
    Have any cancer patient been cured by this fruit?

    • Hi Avishek,
      Thanks for visiting my website.
      The price of the fruits varie, depending on size and availability.
      You should check the internet for items about the connection between Guyabano and Cancer.


  3. sir do you have any idea how much it cost for a guyabano seedling 1ft tall? or 1kilo of guyabano seeds?

    • Hi Dexter,
      Thanks for visiting my website.
      I do not have any idea how much a seedling or seeds costs. But if you are living in the Philippines you may visit the Manila seedling bank and find one there. You may also find them in other garden centers. My wife has planted a few seeds from a ripe fruit and it is growing in our garden now. It is about two feet high and still will take a few years to bear fruits.
      So if you are able to buy ripe fruits: eat the fruit and collect the seeds to plant them.

  4. I am living in India and need the fruit urgently for a patient.
    Kindly reply on my email id or here so that you can inform me about the prices.

    • Guyabano is a fruit only available in the season. Prices varie on seize and weight. From 30 pesos per piece and up.
      Just in case you might think so, I am not able to send them to you.

  5. reminder friends, too much intake of guyabano is prone to parkinson’s disease.. this type of disease is the human body and mental malfunctioning… why is it risky to this disease is bcos of the high in annonacin contains in guyabano… what is annonacin, is the chemical use in anti-biotic drugs. However, guyabano fruit is the natural remedy for cancer/arthritis/rheumatism.. etc of bad cells. You only must learn how to consume guyabano in proper amount. As a conclusion, i still recommend guyabano for me and for my folks and for u friends. God bless.

  6. Hi,
    I needed the fruit urgently.How is is that you can help me arrange this fruit here in India. Or which is the exact place where it would be available in pHILIPINES .


  7. can you please give me information about its seeds?i need it badly for my investigatory project.

    i need it as soon as possible.maybe some data would do.its a requirement for my science subject.