Health Benefits of Mamey Sapote

Mamey Sapote is a fruit that grows in Mexico, Latin America, the Caribean, Florida and some other parts of the US. It has a very large fruit (sometimes up to 1 to 5 lbs) that is very sweet and has lots of fiber and vitamins A, C, and a good amount of potassium, and calcium, protien, magniesium, iron, and phosphorus. 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. And some people claim it is a good aphrodisiac.

Mamey Sapote makes a great smoothie with some banana and mango-give it a try!

Paul Haider – Master Herbalist

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