Soursop or graviola is a tropical fruit grown on a very tall evergreen tree. However you won’t find it easily in Canada as it is extremely temperature sensitive and only grows in tropical climates. Before now if you wanted to buy soursop leaves in Canada, it was challenge. The same goes for soursop fruit.
That can be frustrating for Canadians who know that it has some health giving secrets. It’s a notorious natural cancer fighter (see the verifiable research)
In the Caribbean, and places like Jamaica, it grows in people’s backyards or by the road side. It can also be found in South America. And it is farmed in Miami, Florida, where we obtain it from. (We have a relationship with a farmer there.)
Where to buy soursop leaves in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver
As for leaves, they are a little hardier and easier to ship. You may be able to to find soursop leaves in health food stores in Toronto and Vancouver and places in between. I personally have seen them in Toronto, and oddly enough, in a stall in Ottawa in the Bytown market. However, this was a one off experience that wasn’t again replicated.
We source the leaves from a harvester in the Virgin Islands. His team picks leaves from wild graviola trees and air dries them. The trees are not sprayed. They are found and harvested by locals. So you are getting organic and all natural graviola leaves ready to be made into soursop tea.
Soursop leaves and fruit are consumed as tea to naturally treat maladies such as:
- And most importantly as a natural treatment for cancer
You can find soursop fruit and leaves occasionally in Toronto’s Chinatown fruit stalls. Our good friend the famed Toronto naturopath Dr JJ Dugoua who runs the Liberty Clinic on Bloor Street in midtown Toronto says often if you buy it in Toronto it is usually black inside and inedible
The same goes for Vancouver. The supply there is usually sourced in Asia (Vietnam grows it). It is also grown in Hawaii.
So what is a Canadian to do if they want soursop leaves for cancer treatment?
At Aboutsoursop.com, we have teamed up with Dr JJ to make soursop leaves available to buyers in Toronto (his clinic is at 657 Yonge Street just south of Bloor Street) and you can also buy soursop leaves in Canada via mail order – we ship from Toronto using Canada Post.
Can I buy soursop leaves in Canada via mail order?
Canadians who want to buy soursop leaves can either:
- Pick up the organic soursop leaves from Dr JJ’s office at Bloor and Yonge in Toronto
- Or you can order it here and the leaves will be shipped to you from Dr. JJ who keeps a limited supply or from our Tampa, Florida office where we have larger volumes that we fulfil to Canada. Reach us here: [email protected]
We of course also ship soursop leaves to all over the United States, sometimes to Mexico, and we also ship our organic soursop leaves to countries beyond North American.
If interested, order you soursop leaves here.
Order soursop fruit in Canada
If you want to buy soursop fruit, we can ship it to you for pickup at a Canadian airport (YVR, YYZ, YUL and others) in 40 lb flats. However, it runs about US$15/lb. If you have the ability to receive a Fedex package in Buffalo, NY or Blaine, WA or other U.S. Canadian border town you can order fruit and leaves from us. Contact us for quantities and prices.