This fruit, known as sapodilla, sapota, or mispel among other names, is common to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, but is a rare treat here in the U.S. It's technically a berry, but contains a skin similar to that of a kiwi. It's grainy and sweet, with a light, musky flavor. It's rich in tannins, antioxidants shown to contain anti-inflammatory compounds, and vitamin C, essential for healthy immune function.
Choose a smooth fruit with skin that is free of cracks or bruises. Ripe fruit should yield to gentle thumb pressure. Where available, be sure to buy organic and additive and chemical-free.
Calcium 3.6% Iron 7.6%
Thiamin 0.0% Riboflavin 2.0%
Niacin 1.7% Vitamin B-6 3.1%
Folate 6.0% Vitamin B-12 0.0%
Panto. acid 4.3% Phosphorus 2.0%
Magnesium 5.1% Zinc 1.1%
Selenium 1.5% Copper 7.3%