Sapota Fruit Health Benefits Nutritional Facts | Sapota Fruits

Sapota fruit

Sapota fruit is one of the high calorie fruits belonging to the genre of mango, banana and jack fruit. It is rich in antioxidant polyphenolic compound tannin and it is a good source of minerals like iron, potassium, copper and vitamins like niacin, pantothenic acid and folate. Sapota can be used as a medicine for inflammatory diseases. It can also provide many health benefits like prevention of gastric and bowel disorders, strengthening of bones, maintenance of blood pressure, prevention of hair fall, prevention of stomach related disorders and frequent nausea in pregnant women.

 What Is Sapota?

Sapota fruit is also known as nose berry, sapodilla plum and chikoo sapote. Sapota appears  brownish externally and has a sweet pulp inside. Sapota belongs to the Sapotaceae family. Scientific name of sapota is Manilkara Zapota. Sapota fruit is a berry; it is oval or round in shape. Sapota is 10cm in diameter and weighs 150 approximately.

What Are Types Of Sapotas?

  1. Brown Sugar:

The size of this type of sapota is quite tiny. Its skin is mild brown.

Length of the fruit is 2-2.5 inches.

  1. Prolific :

Sapota is spherical or elliptical in shape. The length of the fruit is 2.5-3.5 inches. Internal pulp has a pinkish color.

  1. Russel:

Length of Russel fruit is three to five inches. The texture of Russel fruit is granular and it is rich in sweet taste.

  1. Tikal:

Tikal is smaller size compared to the other types of sapotas. Tikal fruit is light brown in color. Tikal fruit tastes great.

Nutritional Facts Of Sapota Fruit:

Sapota is loaded with vitamins, minerals and proteins.

  • Minerals:

Sapota contains 21 mg (2% of RDA-Recommended Dietary Allowance) of Calcium 0.086 mg (9% of RDA) of copper, 0.80 mg (10% of RDA) of Iron, 12 mg (2% of RDA) of Phosphorous, 12mg (3% of RDA) of magnesium, 0.10 mg (1% of RDA) of zinc.

  • Vitamins:

Sapota contains 14.7 mg (24.5% of RDA) of vitamin C, 60IU (2% of RDA) of vitamin A, 0.058 mg (5% of RDA) of Thiamin, 0.020 mg (1.5% of RDA) of Riboflavin, 0.037 mg (3% of RDA) of pyridoxine, 0.252 mg (5% of pantothenic acid and 14 µg (3.5% of RDA) of folates.

  • Carbohydrates:

19.9 g(15% of RDA) of carbohydrates are present in sapota.

  • Protein:

0.44 g of protein is present in sapota.

  • Dietary Fiber:

5.3g (14% of RDA) of fiber is present in sapota.

  • Total Fat:

1.10g (3.5% of RDA) of fat is present in sapota.

Health Benefits Of Sapota Fruits:

1. Prevents Gastric And Bowel Disorders:

Sapota is good source of tannins. Tannins have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. The anti-properties of sapota fruit and juice prevents gastric and bowel disorders.

2. Strengthens Bones:

Iron, calcium, potassium, copper and zinc are found in sapota which reduce stress and help to strengthen the bones. Patients of arthritis or osteoporosis are required to eat sapota fruit. Arthritis is due to  weakness of bone-joints and elder people are usually the major victims. You can read our previous post on Arthritis Disease, Symptoms, Prevention, Precautionary tips Know more about Arthritis problems and prevention tips.

3. Maintain Blood Pressure:

Sapota contains high amounts of potassium, magnesium and iron which help in relaxation of the blood vessels and regulate blood pressure and also mitigate anemia. When blood doesn't have enough healthy red blood cells it results in anemia. Iron helps in production of sufficient red blood cells in blood.

4. Beneficial For Pregnant Women:

Sapota contains vitamin A, carbohydrates and electrolytes. Sapota helps in production of collagen and protects from stomach related disorders, reduces weakness and other nagging symptoms of pregnancy such as nausea, vomiting and dizziness.

5. Younger Looking Skin:

Sapota is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A and many minerals. Eating  sapota regularly helps to remove toxins from your body and helps to reduce wrinkles, oiliness, fine lines, ageing spots. Sapota juice also prevents dry and flaky skin and moisturizes the skin.

Sapota fruit

6. Prevents Hair Fall:

Sapota contains vitamin C. Vitamin C is more important for hair; it helps prevents dandruff and promotes hair growth. Sapota juice improves blood circulation and gives thick and strong hair.

7. Immune System:

Sapota is a good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C prevents harmful free radicals and fight against viral, bacterial and other attendant infections. Good amounts of fructose and sucrose in sapota can give your body a lot of energy.

Read and Understand:

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