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The sappotta has an exceptionally sweet and malty flavour, resembling a combination of peaches, pears, brown sugar, cinnamon and a little brandy. The soft and creamy flesh of the fruit is made up of simple sugars that replenish energy and revitalize the body instantly. While the fruit is great to eat, it can be blended into a delicious dessert sauce or mousse

The nutritional values of sappotta:

    Fats & Fatty Acids
  • Total Fat - 1.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 330 mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat - 886 mg
  • Polyunsaturated Fat - 19 mg
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acids - 19 mg
  • Calcium - 36 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Magnesium - 20 mg
  • Phosphorus - 20 mg
  • Potassium - 328 mg
  • Vitamin A - 102 IU
  • Vitamin C - 25 mg
  • Riboflavin - 34 mcg
  • Niacin - 340 mcg
  • Vitamin B6 - 63 mcg

Health benefits

  • Sappotta is a good source of dietary fiber, which makes it a bulk laxative. The fiber content in the fruit provides relief in case of constipation and also helps in protecting the mucous membrane of the colon from cancer causing toxins by firmly binding to them.
  • These fruits are very rich in the antioxidant polyphenolic compound called tannin. Tannins are naturally occurring organic substances that neutralize acids by precipitating proteins.
  • Sappotta helps in limiting conditions such as erosive gastritis, reflux-esophagitis, enteritis and irritating bowel disorders.
  • Owing to a good amount of antioxidant vitamins such as A and C, sapodilla can be consumed on a daily basis. Vitamin A is essential for vision, helps in maintaining a healthy mucus membrane and prevents lung and oral cavity cancers. Vitamin C, on the other hand, helps the body in developing resistance against infectious agents and other harmful free radicals.
  • Sappotta is a good source of minerals like potassium, copper, iron and vitamins such as folate, niacin and pantothenic acid. These compounds play a pivotal role in maintaining optimum health due to their involvement in various metabolic processes in the body, as cofactors for the enzymes.
  • Sappotta is helpful during pregnancy as it prevents cases of morning sickness. It boosts the function of electrolytes in the nervous system.