Botanical Name

Casimiroa Edulis

Common Name

Casimiroa, white sapote, Mexican apple

What is White Sapote?

The White Sapote is a distant cousin of the citrus family and belongs to the Rutaceae family. This tree is native to East Mexico and Central America and these evergreen trees can grow from anywhere between 5 to 16 meters. The silky smooth white flesh has a taste that is very similar to an avocado and it is believed that this fruit just may be Mother Nature’s answer to colon cancer.

Benefits of White Sapote

This fruit besides being an excellent ingredient to add to desserts and other fruit based treats, can be consumed just as it is for a snack. It is said that the White Sapote can successfully help to prevent anemia as it contains a large helping of both folic acid and iron. Coughs can be real nasty especially if you have taken medication and you find yourself still coughing and spitting out mucus. What you need to try instead is some Casimiroa which can both prevent such coughs and cure them as well. The fruit does a great job of dispelling any mucus that may be left over in the chest and respiratory system. Osteoporosis can be a real pain to deal with literally speaking as one ages and in order to prevent bones from cracking and breaking in one’s golden years, regular intake of the fruit can help keep your bones in great health. The presence of minerals and calcium helps to ensure that bones stay healthy. This fruit does wonders for the skin too. Its high presence of Vitamin E keeps your skin healthy and glowing irrespective of your age and also keeps your teeth in prime condition. Vitamin A is important in maintain eye health and if you want to ensure that your eyes are in top condition even when you grow older, then this creamy fruit with its high Vitamin A content can take care of them for you. Very few fruits as such in the world have the ability to prevent and treat diarrhea, but the White Sapote is known for its properties that help to maintain a topnotch digestive system without causing any side- effects.

How to consume White Sapote

This fruit should never be consumed in an unripe state and it should especially not be given to children unless ready for eating either. Some of the side-effects that one may experience on eating unripe fruits ranges from an irritating itchy sensation in the throat, ulcers in the mouth and throat or even sudden difficulty in breathing. The fruit tastes great on its own and can be enjoyed in a number of ways. Add a cup of sapote to your fruit salad and top it up with vanilla custard and chia seeds for an omega 3 boost. Replace your morning brekkie with a smoothie made using ripe sapote flesh, banana and apples for an antioxidant kick. If you find that you just can’t fall asleep easily, then make a warm brew with a handful of leaves and enjoy a restful night.

Zapote Blanco (2 oz.)

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