Chikoo: A Tasty Fruit With More Than One Benefit

 Chikoo, also known as Sapodilla, is a brown, oval-shaped fruit with a creamy texture. It originates from Mexico and Central America, but can now be found in tropical climates all over the world. This fruit is not only delicious, but it also has a number of health benefits. Chikoo is high in fiber and antioxidants, and has been shown to improve digestion and help with weight loss. In this blog post, we will explore the many benefits of chikoo and how you can incorporate this delicious fruit into your diet.

What is Chikoo?

 Chikoo is the fruit of Sapodilla belongs to the family sapodilla .It has also known as sapota and nispero .The chikoo fruit is native in Mexico,Central America , Caribbean,also grown in India,Pakistan,Bangladesh,Srilanka,Thailand and Malaysia.The tree of this fruit is evergreen .It have leathery leaves and branches.Chikoo fruits are oval or oblong shape and have brown scaly skin.Flesh color of chikoo is white or pinkish which have a soft texture and smepalls into hands.ounce in flesh of the fruit there are many small black seeds.Chikoo taste is sweet and have felture structure.
 It grows well in well-drained soils having pH between 5.5 – 7.5 and needs full sun exposure as well as moderate watering. It flowers and fruits throughout the year (in tropics) and from March to June in sub-tropics. Chikoo is propagated from seedlings as well as cuttings.

Health Benefits of Chikoo

 Chikoo has numerous health benefits which includes its help digestion , improvement in heart health and reducing blood pressure. Chikoo is rich in dietary fiber , vitamins and minerals .
 CHIKOO - DIGESTION: Chikoo is high in dietary fiber. Dietary fiber promotes digestive health by normalising bowel movements.

 Heart: Chikoo is rich in the mineral potassium, which regulates blood pressure. Potassium also prevents heart disease by maintaining clear arteries. It keeps plaque at bay.

 Lower blood pressure: The potassium content in chikoo helps to lower blood pressure by relaxing the arteries and veins, in turn reducing the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disorders.

 Vitamins and minerals: Chikoo is rich in several vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, copper and manganese essential for maintaining a healthy body and preventive of numerous diseases.

Chickoo - A Natural Laxative

 Chickoo (also called sapodilla) is a tropical fruit and a well-known laxative for centuries due to its high fibre content. A fibre-rich diet is recommended for constipation problems, as it helps to increase the weight and size of the stools and promotes healthy bowel movements. The fruits are also rich in the soluble fibre pectin, which helps water retain its water and increases moisture in the stools, making it easier to pass.
 healthnote ‘Chickoo is a good natural laxative and should be used if you suffer from constipation.’ If constipation causes you trouble, add chickoo to your diet and eat the fruit fresh or add it to smoothies or other recipes.

How to Eat Chikoo

 Chikoo. Such a common name for a fruit that was named sapodilla by the Mexicans and Central Americans and its botanical name is Achiote americana or A. zizifoide. Today it ‘growing’ in many tropical countries and it could be said that it has become world fruit. Chikoo has a leathery brown skin and ‘white flowers of a rosy pink and “fruit glossy as ebony when ripe”. The flesh is white or pink and is sweet with fairly large seeds of black colour. However, chikoo is usually eaten raw with its seeds, squeezed into juice or made into jam.

 The easiest way to eat a chikoo is to halve it and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. You can also cut it into cubes or slices and add it to fruit salads or yoghurt. Chikoos go really well with other fruits like pineapple, mango and banana. You can get innovative with chikoo as well. Ice cream, pies or cocktails – now you know what you can make with chikoo! 

Recipes with Chikoo

 I can make a variety of recipes with chikoo. The fruit is yummy and has more than one benefit. I can mix it for smueis , juices and also to make desserts.
Chikoo Smoothie Recipe
1 cup chikoo, peeled and chopped
1 banana, peeled and sliced
1 cup almond milk or water
1 tablespoon honey (optional)

 Put it all in the blender and whizz to a smooth puree. Enjoy it as a soup, or pour into glasses and serve. 


 I presume you enjoyed that information on chik and antioxidant rich fruit? Not only the taste and flavor, I hope you enjoyed the other numerous benefits, it gives.

Digestion of chikoo is very easy and promotes secrete bowel movement. So next time you desire to add that extra yet yummy fruit benefits to your child's diet, add chikoo.
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