Day 10: A fruit you dislike


I think it’s already pretty established that I like food. Give me a bunch of most fruits, and I’ll devour it. I’ll keep munching till it’s an empty tray and I’m winking at you because you’re my best friend.

Oranges, bananas, apples, pineapples and mangoes, toss any into the mix and watch me perform a magic trick. Cherries, pawpaws, limes and lemons and grapefruits may not be favourites, but I’ll eat them if I have to. Because fruits are healthy. However, there are some fruits you wouldn’t catch me rushing to eat and the soursop is king in that regard.

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First of all, do a Google search on the soursop. The first thing that pops out is, this fruit is of unknown origins. Unknown origins! What manner of…?! What other evidence do you need that this is a product of the evility of the Satan? It’s green, it’s scaly, and the insides look as healthy as three days vomit.

Soursop has been touted as a cure for cancer. Just like snake oil, everybody touts the ugliest thing in the yard as the cure for everything. Not surprising. It is scaly like a pineapple, smells a bit like strawberries, the insides are like a mashed banana, and it’s tasteless. It’s practically a cancer of all the fruits. Ugh.

In our family house, we’ve got about three trees of soursop. Hanging at every corner of the house, the only reason I’ve not cut them down is, I’m pretty convinced they work excellently as a demon repellant. I mean, what demon would fly into a compound with soursop in every corner? I just felt a hades-y shudder. Yes, I’m right.

My family on the other hand absolutely enjoy the fruit. You should see them on evenings, munching the bloody things, with such satisfaction their faces. When you’re eating jazz and you don’t know. At least they don’t eat the seeds.

The seeds have been shown to contain a neurotoxin that’s been linked to a variant of the Parkinson’s disease and other neurological malfunctions. See the thing here.

Do I need say any more? I’m not a fan of the soursop or the graviola or whatever moniker this charlatan fruit is going under. But that’s my opinion. What about you?

Disclaimer

  • I’m not stopping anyone from eating soursop. Please, indulge in whatever delights you, cocaine and all. YOLO.

Author: Christopher Aneni

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