Foodstuff: Guyabano Nectar

Guyabano Nectar 1

The name ‘Guyabano’ meant nothing to me when I picked this beverage up at our local grocery store and I didn’t immediately recognize the picture on the can that shows a fruit somewhat resembling a Chayote with a nodular, almost spiny skin. As it turns out, however, ‘Guyabano’ is the Filipino name for what is elsewhere known as a ‘Soursop’ and some of my readers will recall that I tried Soursop Juice a while ago.

This particular product is a ‘nectar’ rather than a juice, which means it is made from a puree of the fruit with sugar added, and the taste experience was somewhat different. To my mind, this was very like a ‘creamy’ grapefruit juice but with a very floral aftertaste. One of my readers commenting on my Soursop Juice post likened the juice to Persimmon and I would tend to agree that there is a similarity, but without the rather nutty under-taste that Persimmons can have. Anyway, I rather liked it but I also found I just a little too sweet to be refreshing. It would, however, make an interesting cooking medium, I think, and I will report on any experiments along those lines.

For Iqaluit residents who would like to try this, it can be found at Northmart in the same aisle as the exotic foods…

 

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