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.

Selection Process

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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 sapodilla (170.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 141.1

% Daily Value*

Total fat 1.9g 2.9%

Saturated Fat 0.3g 1.6%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 20.4mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 33.9g 11.3%

Dietary Fiber 9.0g 36.0%

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.7g

Vitamin A 2.0% Vitamin C 41.7%
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%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.