People who love the soursop flavor and its all natural health benefits will love the eight amazing recipes or methods in this post to add soursop fruit powder it to your diet.
Each recipe uses our Grow Grow Food Co. soursop fruit powder. It comes from fresh soursop bought from a local fruit producer in Malaysia. The soursop is picked ripe, the rind and seeds are removed, then it is heat dried, and ground into a fine powder.
You could alternatively use our Grow Grow Food Co. freeze dried soursop fruit which are dry like fruit chips and can be ground easily into a powder.
With our soursop fruit powder (or freeze dried fruit) one tablespoon is equal to 8 tablespoons or half a cup of fresh soursop fruit.
This process preserves most nutrients, making soursop fruit powder a convenient way to get soursop nutrients and flavor, especially for those who have difficulty finding the fresh fruit. The powder is also shelf-stable with a shelf life of 18 months to two years.
Below are some creative ways to incorporate soursop powder into your diet.
Adding soursop fruit powder on top of food
One of the easiest ways to use soursop powder is by sprinkling it on top of other foods. It can be sprinkled on top of almost anything - yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, and much more. Anywhere that you want to add a pinch of soursop flavor and nutrients will work.
The powder itself does not have an overly strong flavor, so it does not tend to overpower what it is added to, making it easily customizable to your preferences. You can experiment with how much or how little you want to use.
My personal favorite is to add it to yogurt, especially vanilla yogurt. I find that the flavors mix well together. However, I imagine it would taste great added to fruit yogurts as well.
Another way to incorporate soursop fruit powder is into a smoothie. Virtually anything can be added to smoothies. Soursop powder adds a unique flavor component while also adding nutrients.
Generally speaking a good amount to use is 1-2 teaspoons per smoothie serving. From a nutritional standpoint, there is a 5:1 ratio of fresh fruit to dried fruit powder, so one 4oz pack is equivalent to 20 oz of the fresh fruit. One pack contains about 12 servings (at 0.35oz each) and one serving is equivalent to eating 0.25 to 0.5 cup of fresh fruit. You would be eating about the same nutritional value as would be in that quantity of fresh fruit.
Soursop Protein Shake
Similar to smoothies, soursop would be a great addition to protein shakes as well. Protein shakes are usually packed with several daily nutrients; adding soursop powder to your shake just adds more nutrients to the mix. For example, 100g of fresh soursop contains about 34 per cent of your daily intake of Vitamin C, so adding the soursop powder to the shake would simply be adding more Vitamin C into your diet.
Additionally, it would impart flavor into a protein shake as well. It would work great added to protein shakes with a neutral flavor, but it would also pair well with flavors such as vanilla or mixed berry. There are many options and you can play around with which combinations you like best.
Although soursop fruit powder is a health food product, that does not mean that it has to be used for healthy recipes. Soursop powder is a great way to add a little something extra to basic recipes. One great example of this is with icing.
Although the usual vanilla icing is a classic, adding soursop powder to it can help change things up a bit by giving it a different flavor profile which might pair well with different cakes and pastry flavors.
Here is a recipe for how to make soursop frosting. The recipe below calls for ground-up freeze-dried soursop, however, this could be substituted easily with premade soursop fruit powder. It also saves you an additional step.
Alternatively, if you want a quicker and easier soursop frosting, you can add a tablespoon of soursop fruit powder to 1 cup of pre-made vanilla icing.
Baking with Soursop Fruit Powder
In the same realm of dessert, soursop fruit powder can be added to baking recipes. It can be added to cookies, pastries, meringues, cakes, and much more. There is room for customization in a lot of these recipes, so you have the freedom to play around with using it, as well as playing around with different flavor combinations.
Here is a recipe to make soursop sugar cookies. Again, the recipe calls for freeze-dried soursop fruit that is ground up, but it could easily be substituted with soursop fruit powder.
Soursop whipped cream
Similar to icing, you can add soursop fruit powder to whipped cream to give it a different flavor. The only flavor ingredient typically added to whipped cream is vanilla, so the addition of soursop powder would be something unique. Soursop whipped cream is a great thing to put on top of cakes, pies, to eat with some fruit, even just to eat on its own. It puts a creative twist on an old classic.
Soursop flavored ice cream
Like the examples mentioned above, adding a bit of soursop powder to sweets is a great way to put a different spin on a classic dessert - ice cream is no exception. Adding soursop powder to a homemade ice cream mixture is an easy way to turn plain ice cream into soursop ice cream. It is also pretty customizable. It is up to you how strong you would like the soursop taste to be. Additionally, you can choose to use it on its own or pair it with other fruits or flavors.
Soursop fruit powder and granola
Granola is a favorite topping of many. Similar to soursop, it tastes great on top of yogurt, cereals, oatmeal, smoothie bowls, and more. If they are both foods that are often added to other foods, why not combine them into one.
There are many different ways to make granola, it is up to personal preference, but incorporating soursop powder into the mix is a great way to get both the soursop and granola goodness in one bite.
Here is a recipe for chocolate and strawberry granola. The recipe calls for crushed freeze-dried strawberry, which can be substituted with soursop fruit powder or crushed freeze-dried soursop.