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Sapota (Cheeko) 250g

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Description

The sweet taste of Sapota fruit makes everyone fall in love with it. This fruit is derived from Sapota, an evergreen tropical tree. The fruit is grown across India and has plenty of names. Caramel fruit, Chikoo, Cappotta, Naseberry, Sapeta, and Chiku are famous for this fruit. 

Apart from the delicious taste, this fruit is rich in nutrients like Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C, among others. This fruit is best eaten when ripe and soft. Cut the fruit in the middle for a taste of the delicious juicy flesh.

The Health Benefits of Chikoo Fruit

Frequent consumers of Chiku fruit benefit from the fruit’s nutrients. These health benefits include:

  • Antioxidants: This fruit contains high antioxidants that fight free radicals linked to various health conditions like cancer.
  • Skin purifier: The Sapota fruit helps flush out toxins from the body. This improves the health and general look of the skin. 
  • Vitamin A: For healthy eyes, Individuals are encouraged to take meals with Vitamin A. The Chikoo fruit has sufficient Vitamin A levels to boost the eye’s health.
  • Vitamin C- This fruit has Vitamin C that boosts the immune system and prevents some health issues. 
  • Dietary Fibre- People with constipation problems can get relief from the dietary fibre in Sapota fruit. 
  • There are enough minerals in Chikoo fruit to promote the growth of healthy bones. 
  • This fruit contains potassium which regulates blood pressure and overall circulation. 
  • Chikoo fruits help in weight management by normalizing the body’s metabolism. 
  • Expectant mothers can manage dizziness and morning sickness by regularly eating Sapota fruit.

How to Eat Chikoo Fruit

The process of eating Sapota starts by confirming if the fruit is ripe. Gently scratch a section of the fruit. Brown indicates the Sapota fruit is ready to eat, whereas green means the fruit isn’t ripe. 

Any ripe Sapota fruit has a soft texture when gently squeezed. Cut a ripe Chikoo fruit into two and use a spoon to scoop the flesh. 

Recipes Suggestions for Sapota 

There are a variety of recipes to choose from that have Chiku fruit as one of the ingredients. The recipes include:

Chikoo Shake Recipe

Ingredients

  • Peeled Sapota fruit without seeds
  • Sugar
  • Boiled whole milk

Preparation method

  1. Properly wash the Chikoo fruit before peeling. Also, remove all the seeds.
  2. Chop the fruit into a blender. Add equal amounts of sugar and milk before blending.
  3. Blend until the milkshake is both smooth and creamy. 
  4. The milkshake is best served chilled.



Chikoo Kheer Recipe

Ingredients

  • Chikoo fruit
  • Full fat milk
  • Sugar
  • Dried rose petals
  • Pistachio Slivers and Almond

How to prepare

  1. Properly peel the Chikoo fruit and remove the seeds. Cut the fruit into pieces and place it aside.
  2. Boil the full-fat milk and simmer the heat until the milk significantly reduces.
  3. Add equal amounts of sugar and let the milk boil for six minutes. Afterwards, allow the milk to cool.
  4. Mix the cool milk with Sapota fruit and properly mix.
  5. Afterwards, sprinkle pistachio slivers and almond at the top of the mixture and enjoy.


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