A study on nutritional and health importance of “Sapotas”
Dr. D Padmavathi
Zapota, Sapota, Chico, Naseberry or sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) are common names denominating a popular tropical fruit native to Central America and the Caribbean islands. Sapodilla is a dull looking fruit but with potent antiviral, antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties. It boasts a good vitamin C an iron content and is a rich source of antioxidants called tannins. Regular consumption is believed to protect cells against free radical damage and reduce oxidative stress. While it may cause a dry mouth sensation as a result of its saponins content, eating sapodilla has several wonderful benefits for the digestive, cardiovascular and immune system health.so this paper strongly overviews the nature, types, properties, nutritional value and health importance of sapota.