Cancer patient sweet on soursop

There's an unusual new fruit in the Save-On-Foods produce section that has store employee Judy Linnell very excited

Judy Linnell has added the tropical fruit

Judy Linnell has added the tropical fruit

There’s an unusual new fruit in the Save-On-Foods produce section that has store employee Judy Linnell very excited.

It’s called soursop and it was brought in recently at Linnell’s request.

She has been battling cancer for more than a year and a friend told her about soursop and its claims as a cancer-fighter.

“I don’t like medication and wanted to try something natural. I’ve got nothing to lose.”

The large, pulpy fruit has a green prickly shell, and Linnell says it has a texture similar to pineapple but it doesn’t have much taste.

She plans to puree and freeze the fruit and add it to everything she cooks.

Soursop is native to Mexico, Cuba, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America where its used in a variety of ways, such as in beverages and frozen treats and desserts.