Sapota Or Sapodilla is a pulpy fruit with a number of health benefits as a part of a healthy balanced diet. It is a high calorie fruit with low fat and no cholesterol content, and helps you maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
sapodilla is also known as sapota, chikoo, naseberry, or nispero is a long-lived, evergreen tree native to southern Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. An example natural occurrence is in coastal Yucatan in the Petenes mangroves ecoregion, where it is a subdominant plant species. It was introduced to the Philippines during Spanish colonization. It is grown in large quantities in various parts of the world.
Sapota is a fruit with many qualities.There are many health benefits to children when they eat sapota. Vitamin A, E and C in sapota is essential for the growth of children. Vitamin A improves vision and helps to reduce the effects of ageing by improving skin quality, maintaining blood pressure, and a healthy heart.
It is also rich in antioxidants, ascorbic acid, polyphenols, and flavonoids. It is beneficial for digestion. The digestive system of children is very weak. Therefore, sapota makes digestion easier. The vitamins contained in it help to boost the immunity of children. Prevents infections in children. It is a natural way to eliminate the growth of cancer cells as well as get rid of the cough and cold of children. It is also a great option for eye health and baby skin. It makes the skin more aesthetically pleasing. Having fiber in it helps to ease digestion. In addition, everything is good for preventing dental caries, gastroenteritis, and bad breath. These are the benefit of eating sapota.
The fruit has an exceptionally sweet, malty flavor. The unripe fruit is hard to the touch and contains high amounts of saponin, which has astringent properties similar to tannin, drying out the mouth.
Sapodilla has few side effects. Overconsumption may lead to digestive problems. Tannin is an astringent, and may cause unpleasant itchy sensations in the mouth, especially if raw fruits are consumed. Consumption of raw fruits may lead to irritation and inflammation of the throat causing breathing troubles, especially in children. The seeds are hard and hooked, and their ingestion may cause abdominal pains and vomiting.