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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(1): 1711-1717
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.189


Traditional and Medicinal Importance of Sapota – Review
Baskar*, G. Hemalatha and P. Muneeshwari
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Community Science College and Research Institute, TNAU, Madurai-625 014, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Sapota (Achras sapota L.) belongs to the family Sapotaceae. Sapota is one of the major Fruit crop grown in India. The nutrient value of sapota fruit (100g) includes 0.4 g of protein, 1.1 g of fat, 20 g of carbohydrate, 5.3 g of total dietary fiber, 210 mg of calcium, 0.8 mg of iron, 12.0 mg of magnesium, 12.0 mg of phosphorus, 193.0 mg of potassium, 12.0 mg of sodium and 14.7 mg of vitamin C. Sapota, commonly known as Chickoo has a sweet taste that resembles a mixed flavour of brown sugar and beet root. It is liked by people of all ages and is a most popular fruit in Asia. It also has chemical compounds like sugar, protein, ascorbic acid, phenolics, carotenoids, glycoside sapotinine and minerals like iron, copper, zinc, calcium and potassium. It is an excellent nutrient useful in the management of many diseases like inflammation, pain, diarrhoea etc. Traditionally, it is used as a diuretic, expectorant and in ophthalmology. This article reviews distribution of Achras zapota plant, its chemical constituents, traditional and medicinal importance.


Keywords: Sapota, Chemical, Nutrient, Uses
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Baskar, M., G. Hemalatha and Muneeshwari, P. 2020. Traditional and Medicinal Importance of Sapota – Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(1): 1711-1717. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.189