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What is a sapote tree?

Sapote, (Pouteria sapota), also spelled zapote, also called mamey sapote, red mamey, or marmalade tree, plant of the sapodilla family (Sapotaceae) and its edible fruit. Sapote is native to Central America but cultivated as far north as the southeastern United States.

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Hereof, what is sapote good for?

Nutrition Benefits Low in fat and sodium, saturated fat and cholesterol free, an excellent source of fiber, vitamins A, B3 and C, copper and magnesium, a good source of vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, iron and potassium.

Additionally, what does sapote taste like? Black Sapote, a tropical fruit found in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and Colombia tastes like delectable chocolate pudding. The fruit has no relation whatsoever with cocoa tree and looks like a green tomato when unripe and turns yellow-green when ripe.

Herein, what is sapote in English?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sapote (from Nahuatl tzapotl) is a term for a soft, edible fruit. The word is incorporated into the common names of several unrelated fruit-bearing plants native to Mexico, Central America and northern parts of South America. It is also known in Caribbean English as soapapple.

Are sapote seeds poisonous?

Beware Poisonous Sapote. The mamey sapote (Pouteria sapota) is the fruit with the edible pit that can be used as a spice. The seed of the botanically unrelated white sapote (Casimiroa edulis), on the other hand, can be fatally toxic, says alkapal.

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