Nature gives us a whole set of fruits extremely beneficial and suitable for our health, especially because they provide us with a set of essential nutrients for the proper functioning of our body.
Although at present we can find in the market exotic fruits that come from very distant countries, it is true that it is very difficult to find in our country a characteristic fruit of Mexico and Central America: the sapodilla .
It is a soft fruit, with a sweet and slightly perfumed flavor, with a spherical shape and generally of medium size.
Among the different benefits of zapote that gives us this delicious fruit we can find that is a recommended food in case of arterial hypertension It is a good anti diarrheal ideal against diarrhea and also exerts anti-inflammatory properties, being used in the natural treatment of rheumatic pains.
Nutritional composition of zapote
The zapote is a fruit low in calories and fats, which however is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins (of which we can highlight vitamin A and vitamin C) and minerals (such as calcium and phosphorus).
100 grams of zapote (a fruit of average size, approximately) contribute :
- Calories (energy): 75 kilocalories.
- Proteins: 0.8 gr.
- Carbohydrates (carbohydrates): 18.5 gr.
- Fat: 0.2 gr.
- Cholesterol: 0 mg.
- Fiber: 0.9 gr.
- Vitamins: A (130 mg.), B1 (0.03 mg.), B2 (0.09 mg.), B3 (0.63 mg.) And C (8.5 mg.).
- Minerals: calcium (22 mg.), Phosphorus (15 mg.), Iron (1.5 mg.) And sodium (8 mg.).
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