Mamey Sapote

Close-up of whole and sliced mamey sapote fruit on a colorful table mat

Pouteria sapota

Mamey Sapote (Wikipedia)

Mamey sapote
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Ericales
Family:Sapotaceae
Genus:Pouteria
Species:
P. sapota
Binomial name
Pouteria sapota
Synonyms

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Sapote, mamey, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
32.1 g
Sugars20.14 g
Dietary fiber5.4 g
0.46 g
1.45 g
VitaminsQuantity %DV
Thiamine (B1)
1%
0.013 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
10%
0.116 mg
Niacin (B3)
10%
1.432 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
8%
0.397 mg
Vitamin B6
55%
0.72 mg
Folate (B9)
2%
7 μg
Vitamin C
28%
23 mg
Vitamin E
14%
2.11 mg
MineralsQuantity %DV
Calcium
2%
18 mg
Iron
6%
0.78 mg
Magnesium
3%
11 mg
Manganese
10%
0.204 mg
Phosphorus
4%
26 mg
Potassium
10%
454 mg
Sodium
0%
7 mg
Zinc
2%
0.19 mg

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA FoodData Central

Pouteria sapota, the mamey sapote, is a species of tree native to Mexico and Central America. The tree is also cultivated in the Caribbean. Its fruit is eaten in many Latin American countries. The fruit is made into foods such as milkshakes and ice cream.

Some of its names in Latin American countries, such as mamey colorado (Cuba), zapote colorado (Costa Rica) and zapote rojo (South America), refer to the reddish colour of its flesh to distinguish it from the unrelated but similar-looking Mammea americana, whose fruit is usually called "yellow mamey" (Spanish: mamey amarillo).

The Australian and Queensland governments' research and development programs have grown mamey sapote in Australia.

Mamey Sapote (Wiktionary)

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Noun

mamey sapote (usually uncountable, plural mamey sapotes)

  1. A species of fruit-bearing tree native to southern Mexico and northern South America, Pouteria sapota.
  2. The fruit of this tree.

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