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Mamey Fruit Health Benefits

Mamey fruit is a type of Sapote that is native to Guatemala and Mexico. The fruit’s soluble fiber promotes healthy cholesterol levels, thereby reducing your risk of heart disease.

 

Its high potassium content protects cardiovascular health by keeping blood pressure in check and supporting normal heart function.

 

As an excellent source of vitamin C, mamey sapote helps maintain firm capillaries and blood vessels.

 

Its substantial vitamin E content helps prevent the build-up of plaque in your blood vessels and arteries, which lowers your risk of heart attack, stroke and coronary artery disease.

 

As antioxidants, vitamins C and E also protect against the kind of free-radical damage associated with heart disease and other chronic illnesses.

 

The flesh of the mamey can be eaten cooked or raw in fruit salads, in pies and tarts.

 

The spices cinnamon and ginger go really well with this fruit.

 

The mamey is widely made into preserves such as spiced marmalade and pastes (resembling guava paste) often added to other fruit products.

 

Slightly under-ripe fruits are rich in pectin ideal for making into jelly.

 

In smoothies the fruit adds smoothness and richness in texture, like a banana.

 

In Mexico and Jamaica, the thick, yellow gum from the bark is melted with fat and applied to help animals get rid of fleas and ticks.

 

The bark has strong astringent properties. It is important to know that under the skin is a thin, cream-colored membrane that is astringent and often quite bitter and needs removing.

 

The flesh itself is orange, dense, creamy, tender and thick.

 

Mamey Sapote is full of antioxidant poly-phenolic compounds which help prevent cancer and heart disease.

 

And it is anti-inflammatory which helps keep you healthy and it is also helps your body to be more alkaline.

 

Mamey Sapote also helps with gastritis, gastric reflux, and irritating bowel disease.

 

It contains about 200 calories and has no saturated or Trans fat.  It has almost thirty milligrams of important immune-boosting antioxidants.

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