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6 Health benefits of Chikoo (Manilkara Sapota) fruit

6 Health benefits of Chikoo (Manilkara Sapota) fruit

Source: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) ISSN: 2319-7064 SJIF (2019): 7.583

Chikoo (Sapota Minalkara) is an easily available tropical fruit in India and a favorite of many consumers due to its natural sweet flavor and high nutrition content. The nutrition data of Chikoo fruit is listed below. Good quality Chikoo is available in the market only for 3-4 months. Aura Green 100% Natural Sun Dried Chikoo (Sapota) slices is an easy way to get loads of nutrition and health benefits any time of the year. 

Health benefits of Chikoo (Manilkara Sapota) 

Chikoo is one of the high calorie fruits (100gm provides 83 calories) also similar calories in sweet potato and banana. In addition, it is an excellent source of dietary fiber (5.6 g/100 g) which provides relief from constipation. The people of India used it for anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It maintains the overall health as it is loaded with various nutrients. Along with the fruit, other parts are also used to treat colds and cough because it contains antidiarrheal, diuretic, antihyperglycemic, antibiotic and hypercholesteraemic effects. People don’t ignore to include this fruit in your diet. There are abundant health benefits so people should be consume not just for it‟s taste but also health point of view. 

Helps in digestion 

Chikoo (Sapota) has a high amount of dietary fiber (5.6/100g), which makes for an excellent bulk laxative. The body which relief from many health conditions such as colon cancer, diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel. Perfect anti-inflammatory agent The high content of tannins makes sapota or chikoo an important

 anti-inflammatory agent (According to International Journal of Food Science and Nutition). It helps in improving the problem of digestive tract. It also reduces inflammation by lessen the problem of swelling and joint pain. 

Cures cold and cough

It has also been found that Chikoo (sapota) fruit is effective in keeping congestion and chronic coughs at bay by removing the phlegm and mucus from the nasal passage and respiratory tract. 

Keeps bones healthy

Minerals act as powerhouse due to rich amounts of calcium, phosphorus and iron are required by bones to increase their endurance. Being rich in calcium, iron and phosphorus, sapota fruit greatly helps in enhancing and strengthening the bones. Copper is essential for the growth of bones, connective tissue and muscles. The deficiency of copper increases the chances of osteoporosis, muscle weakness, low strength, breakage, weak joints etc. The studies show that the intake of copper with manganese, zinc, calcium slows the loss of bone in older women. 

Acts as an Antioxidant 

Chikoo strengthens the intestines as well as boost immunity. Also prevents various bacterial infections due to prominent source of antioxidant. Chikoo is a storehouse being rich in nutrients of Vitamin E, A and C. Vitamin C could be found in Sapodilla by 39.33%. All of which are great for skin health and has astounding moisturizing properties. Sapodilla seed oils also help in treating hair fall. 

Relieves stress 

Chickoo boost immunity and prevents various bacterial infections due to the presence of vitamin C, that improves the overall health. 

Prevention of certain cancers 

The Vitamins A and B present in abundant amount of this fruits and known to offer protection from lungs and cavity cancers. And it also essential for maintaining healthy mucosa and skin. Other health benefits Fresh ripe sapodilla is also good source of minerals like potassium, copper, iron and vitamins like-folate, niacin and pantothenic acid. These compounds are essential and worked as cofactors in various metabolic processes in the body. It‟s also good to treat anaemia. Therefore mostly children and menopausal women should consume this amazing fruit. Chikoo is beneficial especially for pregnant and lactating mothers due to presence of high amount of carbohydrates and essential nutrients.

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