Nutritional value of mamey sapote

What nutrients does mamey sapote have?

Mamey sapote in food

mamey sapote
Photo of mamey sapote fruit in a Mexican market, cut in half and showing its large, dark seed with the orange flesh that characterizes the mamey.

MAMEY SAPOTE (Pouteria sapota) is a fruit rich in carbohydrates, fiber, beta-carotenes and vitamin C. It comes from Central America.

It belongs to the Sapotaceae family, and has very similar relatives such as the canistel (P. campechiana, fruit of a bright yellow pulp with a large seed), or the naseberry or sapodilla (Manilkara zapota, pale yellow pulp, with small seeds).

Characteristics of the mamey sapote

It is an elliptical berry, 20 cm. long and 700 g. approx. It is characterized by its thick, rough, brown skin.

Mesocarp or deep orange pulp, with small amounts of latex when it is immature (so it is not good to eat it before its point of maturity).

Inside it contains a single black seed (occasionally 2 seeds and exceptionally 3) of 10 cm. long.

Its flavor is very sweet, pleasant and not acidic, making it well tolerated for delicate stomachs.

What does mamey sapote provide?

It provides 134 calories per 100 g. Although they do not suppose many calories, it is more energetic than other fruits because it is very rich in carbohydrates.

Just as most fruits do not contain between 10 and 20 g. of carbohydrates (per 100 g.), the mamey sapote provides more than 30 g. It is a very healthy fruit, because it provides enough vitamin C and many beta-carotenes, two components with antioxidant properties, to improve the health of the skin and of sight.

Like most fruits, mamey sapote is low in protein and practically fat-free. It contains regulatory fiber, which helps improve intestinal transit.

It is a good source of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, essential for alkalizing the diet and improving bone health.

At a medicinal level, it is a source of tannins, astringent and antioxidant components, which act by coagulating the proteins of the mucosa or the mouth, contracting the tissues and drying secretions (rough sensation, as after eating an apple or persimmon).


PER 100G.

Calories (Kcal.)110 – 134
Carbohydrates (g.)25 – 33,76alto
Proteins (g.)2,12
Fats (g.)0,6
Fiber (g.)2,6
Vitamin B1 o tiamin (mg.)0,1
Vitamin B2 o riboflavin (mg.)0,02
Vitamin B3 o niacin (mg.)1,8
Vitamin C (mg.)20
Vitamin A (mcg.)410
Calcium (mg.)39
Magnesium (mg.)30
Phosphor (mg.)28
Potassium (mg.)344alto

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

22 August, 2020

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