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LEIVA GONZALEZ, Segundo; GAYOSO BAZAN, Guillermo  and  CHANG CHAVEZ, Luis. Annona Muricata L. "soursop" (Annonaceae), a Fruit Used for Feeding in Ancient Peru. Arnaldoa [online]. 2018, vol.25, n.1, pp.127-140. ISSN 1815-8242.

Annona muricata L. "soursop" (Annonaceae), a fruit used for feeding in Ancient Peru, is described and illustrated in detail. Annona muricata is found in the western slopes of Peru at 7o59’54.2"-8º 03’02.3" S, 78o40’09.1-79º51’09.6" W and between 0-600 m of altitude. We were interested in the common knowledge of "soursop" in the population of the North Coast of Peru (La Libertad Region), who use it as food since pre-Columbian times. Moreover, we identified and described depictions of this fruit in the collection of pre-Columbian pottery of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at Antenor Orrego University, Trujillo, Peru, in order to establish evidences that demonstrate its use by the inhabitants of Ancient Peru

Keywords : Annona muricata; Annonaceae; fruit; Ancient Peru.

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