Information on Sapodilla:
Sapodilla is a perennial, evergreen tree species native to southern Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
Sapodilla can be as high as 30-40 m. It is a good wind resistant plant and has a lot of white plastic, like gum. Their leaves are green and their faces are green. The leaves are sprout-shaped, elliptical or oval, 7-15 cm long, with smooth edges. Flowers are white, not easy to see, shaped like a bell and have 6 corolla lobes.
Fruits are berry, spherical or ovate or elongated, 4-8 cm in diameter and contain 2-10 seeds. The shell is light brown-yellow. Inside is a reddish-brown fleshy texture with fine grain texture slightly resembling pear’s bowel. Its seeds are black.
Its fruit should only be eaten when it is ripe because it is rich in sticky latex. To be sure it is ripe, the shells are hard or soft because the shells are almost unchanged from the beginning to the ripening, another way is to shave a thin layer of brown , the skin, green, the skin is green, dark green, when the old, the shell gradually turned green. Its taste is similar to the smell of black sugar.
Sapodilla fruit is blooming twice a year, but flowers can be available all year, except for areas with low winter temperatures below 15-17 ° C. It was brought from Mexico to the Philippines during the Spanish occupation of the country. In Vietnam, it is a tree from Thailand, which is known by Thailand as Siamese, and because of the shape like rose (Diospyros), so called new name.
Nutrition from Sapodilla
In 100 grams of Sapodilla contains calories 83 mg, protein 0.44 g, fat 1.10 g, fiber 1.40 g, calcium 21 mg, iron 0.80 mg, phosphorus 12 mg, potassium 193 mg, sodium 12 mg, beta niacin (B3) 0.200 mg, pantothenic acid (B5) 0.252 mg, pyridoxine (B6) 0.037 mg, ascorbic acid (C) 14.7 mgamin and vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E …
Apart from its role as fruit, it also has many pharmacological effects. Specifically: Potassium (100 g of vitamin C up to 193 mg of potassium) is found in Sapodilla can help reduce blood pressure. According to scientific studies, if the body consumes a sufficient amount of potassium, it will reduce the risk of hypertension and lower blood pressure to those who are suffering from it.
Benefits from Sapodilla:
– Anti inflammatory, prevent bacteria:
Hong kiem has a high tannin content, which is considered a great anti-inflammatory. Ingredients tannins help prevent diseases such as esophagitis, enteritis, irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis and reduce swelling and pain.
– Contains many antioxidants:
Polyphenols are found in rosemary, which helps the body fight the invasion of viruses, parasites and antibacterial. Vitamin C prevents free radicals harmful to the body. Iron, folate, niacin and pantothenic help the digestive system function well.
– Treatment of constipation:
Women in pregnancy are often constipated, very uncomfortable. In order to solve this problem, you should eat lots of fruit syrup that is rich in fiber. After each meal should eat a pink or drink a glass of vitamins.
In addition, pink is also a rich source of tannins and polyphenols – substances that are beneficial to the digestive tract. Hong Syum will help eliminate waste, cleaning the stomach leading to diarrhea. The abundant minerals in this fruit also help in the formation of essential enzymes in the stomach, thereby regulating the metabolism and keeping the digestive tract clean.
– Prevent cancer:
The antioxidants, fiber and nutrients found in this fruit also help protect the body against cancer. For example, vitamin A protects the body from lung and oral cancers.
– Good for infants and pregnant women:
Calcium 21 mg, Iron 0.80 mg, Phosphorus 12 mg contains 100 g of vitamin B6, vitamin and mineral supplement for pregnant women and children to prevent anemia, calcium deficiency and phosphorus.
In addition, the amount of vitamin B5, B6, B3 … in the pink fruit helps the nervous system to develop and help us sleep more sleep, tired tired …
Like a tranquilizer, rosemary helps soothe the nerves and relieve stress. People who suffer from insomnia, anxiety and depression are often advised to eat this fruit.