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

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Nutrition Facts
Sapote mamey raw              
Serving Size 100g
Calories 124
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.46g1%
    Saturated Fat 0.169g1%
Cholesterol 0mg~%
Sodium 7mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 32.1g11%
    Dietary Fiber 5.4g22%
    Sugar 20.1g~
Protein 1.5g~
Vitamin A3%Vitamin C38%
*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)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 2.11mg10%
Vitamin K ~μg~%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone ~μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
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+Zeaxanthin 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 ~μg~%
Water 64.87g~
Ash 1.12g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio7.46
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio0.13
Total Omega 3s82mg
18D3 Linolenic82mg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)82mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)0mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic0mg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)0mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)0mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)0mg
Total Omega 6s11mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)11mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)11mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)0mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic0mg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)0mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)~mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)0mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Tryptophan 49mg18%
Threonine 85mg8%
Isoleucine 61mg4%
Leucine 73mg3%
Lysine 73mg3%
Methionine 24mg3%
Cystine 12mg4%
Phenylalanine 61mg7%
Tyrosine 49mg6%
Valine 73mg4%
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition 64.9%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.05

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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