Mamey Sapote

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Seasons/Availability

Mamey sapote is available in the spring through fall.

Nutritional Value

Mamey sapote is an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. It also contains a healthy dose of B vitamins, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc. Additionally, it is low in fat and sodium while being free from cholesterol. A single serving provides more than 18 percent of the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber.

Applications

Mamey sapote can be consumed raw as a fruit but is best suited for cooked applications such as baking or pureeing into sauces and smoothies. The flesh can be used to make jams and jellies or incorporated into desserts like pies and ice creams. When cooked down further with sugar syrup the texture becomes similar to pudding. Mamey sapote can also be blended into milkshakes or used as a topping for ice cream and yogurt. The seeds can be roasted and ground into a powder that is similar to nutmeg and used in baking recipes. The fruit pairs well with other tropical flavors such as mango, banana, coconut, pineapple, papaya, lime juice, and honey. It should be stored at room temperature until ripe then refrigerated for up to three days.

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