Mamon or mamoncilla: benefits and properties

The mamoncilla or mammon It is a seasonal fruit, which is enjoyed in Venezuela or Nicaragua (and also in other countries), especially in the hottest months of the year, usually between March and August.


The tree from which this fruit is obtained can reach 30 meters in height, and its months of optimal production is at the end of the year, especially in the months of June and August.

It is a semi-acid fruit with a round appearance and generally of small size, which grows in clusters. Its shell is smooth, green, which tends to protect its delicious seed wrapped in turn by a translucent, yellowish pulp, and very sweet taste.

From this fruit you get a delicious suckling juice , although you can also eat your fresh pulp (one of the simplest and most usual forms of consumption).

Nutritional benefits of the mamón

It is a fruit especially rich in vitamins, highlighting above all its high content of vitamin A (a fundamental nutrient for the care and development of sight).

It also highlights its high content of minerals, among which we can find calcium, phosphorus and iron.

It usually contributes few calories, so that a mamón contributes only 48 calories. Among its nutritional contents we find:

  • Calories: 48 kilocalories.
  • Carbohydrates: 1 gr.
  • Proteins: 0.5 gr.
  • Fiber: 12.5 gr.
  • Vitamins: vitamin A (1,200 U.I).
  • Minerals: calcium, phosphorus and iron.

Properties of the sucker

It is a fruit especially suitable in case of hypertension and fluid retention, thanks to its power both depurative and diuretic, being useful in turn for the elimination of toxins in a natural way.

Benefits of the mamon

It also becomes an interesting and beneficial fruit for the bladder, thanks to the fact that it helps to reduce inflammation and avoid obstructions of the bladder.

Because of its astringent effect it is useful when fighting diarrhea and it is also very digestive, strengthens the tissues and helps increase defenses , so it prevents the flu and colds. However, when we have already had a cold, it is a fruit that is usually used against high fever.

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