Mamey Sapote

Mamey Sapote (Pouteria sapota) (simply "Mamey" to beloved fans) is a "meaty" fruit with a brown skin, orange flesh, and large black pit.

Health Benefits of Mamey Sapote:
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Osteoporosis�Protection
  • Mamey is believed to be an antiseptic, and is also eaten to help calm an upset stomach.
    *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Mamey Sapote, and may not necessarily be related to Mamey Sapote.

Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Mamey Sapote: Vitamin C | Calcium | Iron |

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Nutrition Facts
Sapote mamey raw              
Serving Size 100gg
Calories 124
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.46g1%
    Saturated Fat 0.169g1%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 7mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 32.1g11%
    Dietary Fiber 5.4g22%
    Sugar 20.1g~
Protein 1.5g~
Vitamin A3%Vitamin C38%
Calcium2%Iron4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 143IU3%
    Retinol equivalents 7μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-carotene 82μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 7μg~
Vitamin C 23mg38%
Vitamin D ~IU (~μg)0%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 2.11mg10%
Vitamin K ~μg0%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone ~μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg0%
Thiamin 0.013mg1%
Riboflavin 0.116mg7%
Niacin 1.432mg7%
Pantothenic acid 0.397mg4%
Vitamin B6 0.72mg36%
Folate 7μg2%
    Folic Acid ~μg~
    Food Folate 7μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents ~μg~
Choline ~mg~
Lycopene 199μg~
Lutein+zeazanthin 204μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.78mg4%
Magnesium 11mg3%
Phosphorus 26mg3%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 454mg13%
Zinc 0.19mg1%
Copper 0.213mg11%
Manganese 0.204mg10%
Selenium ~μg0%
Water 64.87g~
Ash 1.12g~

Useful Stats
Percent of Daily Calorie Target
(2000 calories)
6.2%
Percent Water Composition 64.9%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.05
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio7.46
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio0.13
Total Omega 3s164mg
Total Omega 6s22mg

How to choose Mamey Sapote: Mamey is hard when unripe and becomes softer as it ripens. Press it till the skin collapses to know it is ready to eat. Mamey will not taste good unless it is ripe!

Climate and origin: Mamey is a tropical fruit grown mainly in South America, the Bahamas, and Florida.

Taste: Mamey is moderately sweet, yet fragrant, and earthy. It tastes like heaven!

Substitutes with more vitamins: Sweet Potato, Papaya

Miscellaneous information: In southern Cuba Mamey Sapote is used to treat headaches and venereal diseases.

Similar tasting produce: Sapodilla, Papaya, Persimmon, Sweet Potato




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