Sapodilla Fruit

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Sapodilla Fruit

What is Sapodilla

The Sapodilla scientific name Manilkara achras (Mill.) Foeberg from species Sapotaceae. Sapodilla native to Central America. In Malaysia, local name called Ciku .It grew huge in Mexico, India and Philippines. The fruit size as small tomato at 2 to 4 inches diameter, the reddish brown flesh sweet flavor has compared to apple and pear. Fruits can be seedless or have 3 to 12 hard, black flattened seeds about 3/4 inch long in the center of the fruit. The fruit are bitter when young and when the fruit was ripe, the black seeds are surrounded by soft yellowish brown and juicy flesh.


Sapodilla Fruit Varieties In Malaysia

Sapodilla or ciku fruit considerable process of cloning. There are mainly:

1) Betawi (C61) is large size and taste very sweet and the flesh reddish brown color.
2) Subang (C63)
3) Jantung (C62)

How the Sapodilla Tree look?

The sapodilla tree can grown up from 10 to 30 meters and well grow at dry condition area. The medium evergreen leaves are 3 to 4.5 inches long and wide from 1 to 1.5 inches. The small white flower diameter around 3/8 inches diameter. The tree may die if grown in poor drainage area. Sapodillas are well adapted to many types of soil especially in organic soil. it grew huge in Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Johor and Melaka. Ciku product along the year. It huge product from month January-February or October-November

Sapodilla Product/Recipes

Here is the Sapodilla fruit product list:
1.) Juices,
2.) Concentrate,
3.) Squashes,
4.) Pie,
5.) Canned product,
6.) Wine,
7.) Jams,
8.) Marmalade,
9.) Salad,
10.) Baking ingredient

Benefits of Sapodilla Fruit to Body

Sapodilla fruit is a very sweet and fragrant delicious fruit besides nourished with nutrient. The nutrient is benefits to our body need. The nutrition table as below:

Nutritional value per 100 gm
Energy 82 kJ
Water 79.10%
Protein 0.4 g
Fat 0.8 g
Carbohydrate 18.4 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Calcium 16 mg
Phosphorus 4 g
Iron 21 mg
Calium 31 mg
Karyotin 130 mg
RE 22 mg
Vitamin B1 0.01 mg
Vitamin B2 0.06 mg
Niacin 2.8 mg
Vitamin C 6.5 mg

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