SAPODILLA - Tropical fruit Florida


Sapo or jam cage, sapodilla, sapodilla… are different names for the fruit with the shape of a persimmon, brown skin, deep sweetness and very pleasant aroma.

Not only providing ripe fruit to be used as food and drink, refreshing, nutritious and delicious; Sapo tree is also significant in making medicine through parts such as fruit, resin, bark, leaves and seeds.

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SAPODILLA (Manilkara zapota), also known as sapota or naseberry, is a large tropical berry native to southern Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. When ripe, sapodillas are considered a luxury fruit that is primarily consumed fresh to savor the flesh’s sweet, malty flavor resembling that of a pear. The fruits have also been traditionally consumed in beverages among civilizations as a nutritious source of vitamins and minerals.


Generally, the ripe sapodilla, unchilled or preferably chilled, is merely cut in half and the flesh is eaten with a spoon. It is an ideal dessert fruit as the skin, which is not eaten, remains firm enough to serve as a “shell”. The flesh may be scooped out and added to fruit cups or salads. Sapodillas pair well with fruits such as bananas, passion fruit, oranges, and limes, spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves, cacao powder, vanilla, honey, brown sugar, and whipped cream.


In addition to fresh preparations, sapodillas can be simmered into jams and syrups, fried as a simple dessert, mashed into muffin, cake, and pancake batters, or stewed with lime juice.


Sapodillas are an excellent source of fiber to stimulate the digestive tract and act as a natural cleanser for the body. The fruits are also rich in vitamin C to strengthen the immune system, provide some vitamin A to protect against vision loss, and contain lower amounts of iron, copper, and potassium. In addition to vitamins and minerals, Sapodillas are a source of tannins, which are compounds known as polyphenols that have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.






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