This tropical fruit is not very common and probably won't be found at your local grocery store - unless you live in areas like Hawaii, Florida or Puerto Rico. Its tastes are complex, like a mix of sweet potato and cherry with undertones of honey and vanilla. Its also a nutrient-dense fruit and is highly satiating for its relatively few calories, the perfect food for weight management. High in soluble and insoluble fiber, mamey sapote helps you feel fuller, longer. It's also a heart-healthy food, helping promote healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
Mameys are in season from June through September and can be found in ethnic stores in the produce section. Look for mameys that are firm and heavy for their size. Ripe mamey is highly perishable, so eat immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Calcium 3.1% Iron 7.6%
Vitamin E 12.3% Thiamin 1.5%
Riboflavin 11.9% Niacin 12.5%
Vitamin B-6 63.0% Folate 3.1%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 6.9%
Phosphorus 4.5% Magnesium 4.8%
Zinc 2.2% Copper 18.6%