Manilkara zapota Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
chicle naseberry sapodilla sapote
Manilkara zapota

Medical use

Economic importance of Manilkara zapota

Human food fruit gum/mucilage
Materials beads wod
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Guatemala; Nicaragua
    Uncertain
    • Mesoamerica: El Salvador

Biological activities

Absorbent
Starch found in Fruit (64000 ppm)
Acetylcholinergic
Glucose found in Fruit (58400 ppm)
Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Aggregant
Sucrose found in Fruit (87500 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Allergenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (106000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (8745 ppm)
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
AntiHIV
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
AntiPMS
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Antiacne
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Fruit (40 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Fructose found in Fruit (71300 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Fruit (40 ppm)
Antianginal
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Antiarabiflavinotic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (8745 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Anticancer
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Fruit (40 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Anticariogenic
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Anticarpal-Tunnel
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Fruit (40 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Anticoronary
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (8745 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (106000 ppm)
Fructose found in Fruit (71300 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Glucose found in Fruit (58400 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (8745 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antiglossitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Fructose found in Fruit (71300 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Glucose found in Fruit (58400 ppm)
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antihiccup
Sucrose found in Fruit (87500 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Antihyperkeratotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (106000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (8745 ppm)
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antiichythyotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Antikeratitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antiketotic
Fructose found in Fruit (71300 ppm)
Glucose found in Fruit (58400 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antileukoplakic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antilupus
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antimastitic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Fruit (40 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antinauseant
Fructose found in Fruit (71300 ppm)
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antinesidioblastosic
Starch found in Fruit (64000 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (106000 ppm)
Antiophidic
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antiophthalmic
Sucrose found in Fruit (87500 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (530 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Sucrose found in Fruit (87500 ppm)
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antiozenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antipapillomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antipellagric
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Antiphotophobic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antipityriasic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Antiporphyric
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (8745 ppm)
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Antistroke
Potassium found in Fruit (8745 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antitumor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (106000 ppm)
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (106000 ppm)
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antivaricose
Glucose found in Fruit (58400 ppm)
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Antixerophthalmic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (530 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (8745 ppm)
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Atherogenic
Sucrose found in Fruit (87500 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Fruit (106000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (8745 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
COX-1-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (106000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (106000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (8745 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Fruit (8745 ppm)
Chelator
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Collyrium
Sucrose found in Fruit (87500 ppm)
Colorant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Demulcent
Sucrose found in Fruit (87500 ppm)
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (106000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (8745 ppm)
Emollient
Starch found in Fruit (64000 ppm)
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Flatugenic
Sucrose found in Fruit (87500 ppm)
Gastroprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Hypercholesterolemic
Sucrose found in Fruit (87500 ppm)
Hyperglycemic
Glucose found in Fruit (58400 ppm)
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Fruit (145 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (106000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (106000 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (8745 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Fruit (106000 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (530 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Insectifuge
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Interferon-Synergist
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (106000 ppm)
Fructose found in Fruit (71300 ppm)
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Memory-Enhancer
Glucose found in Fruit (58400 ppm)
Mucogenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Neoplastic
Fructose found in Fruit (71300 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Fruit (530 ppm)
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (0.4 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Poultice
Starch found in Fruit (64000 ppm)
Preservative
Sucrose found in Fruit (87500 ppm)
Prooxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Iron found in Fruit (40 ppm)
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)
Sedative
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Sweetener
Fructose found in Fruit (71300 ppm)
Sucrose found in Fruit (87500 ppm)
Thymoprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Triglycerigenic
Sucrose found in Fruit (87500 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1 ppm)
Uricogenic
Sucrose found in Fruit (87500 ppm)
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (1300 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (106000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (10 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (8745 ppm)
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (625 ppm)
Sucrose found in Fruit (87500 ppm)
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Fruit (64500 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ascorbic-acid Fruit 90 625
Ash Fruit 4,000 24,000
Beta-carotene Fruit 0.2 1
Calcium Fruit 240 1,300
Caoutchouc Latex Exudate 150,000
Carbohydrates Fruit 191,000 923,000
Fat Fruit 7,000 44,000
Fiber Fruit 16,000 106,000
Fructose Fruit 44,700 71,300
Glucose Fruit 58,400
Iron Fruit 6 40
Kilocalories Fruit 760 3,760
Niacin Fruit 2 10
Phosphorus Fruit 100 530
Potassium Fruit 1,810 8,745
Protein Fruit 4,000 20,000
Resin Latex Exudate 380,000
Riboflavin Fruit 0 0.4
Saponin Seed 10,000
Sapotin Seed 800
Sodium Fruit 30 145
Starch Fruit 29,800 64,000
Sucrose Fruit 14,800 87,500
Tannin Fruit 31,600 64,500
Thiamin Fruit 0 0.4
Water Fruit 690,000 793,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]