Pouteria caimito Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
caimito

Pouteria caimito, the abiu, is a tropical fruit tree originated in the Amazonian region of South America. It will grow an average of 33 feet high, and can grow as high as 116 feet under good conditions. Its fruits shape varies from round to oval with a point. When ripe, it has smooth bright yellow skin and will have one to four ovate seeds. The inside of the fruit is translucent and white. It has a creamy and jelly-like texture and its taste is similar to the sapodilla — a sweet caramel custard. The abiu tree is part of the Sapotaceae family and is very similar in appearance to the canistel.

Pouteria caimito

Economic importance of Pouteria caimito

Human food potential as fruit

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Geografical distribution

  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

Biological activities

Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Allergenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (175000 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
AntiPMS
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Antiacne
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Fruit (70 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antialkalotic
Lysine found in Fruit (3160 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Fruit (70 ppm)
Antianginal
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Antiarabiflavinotic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Anticancer
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Fruit (70 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Anticarpal-Tunnel
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (1780 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Fruit (70 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Anticoronary
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (175000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (1780 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiglossitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antihepatotic
Methionine found in Fruit (1780 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Lysine found in Fruit (3160 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Antihyperkeratotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (175000 ppm)
Antiichythyotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Antikeratitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antileukoplakic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antilupus
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antimastitic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Fruit (70 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (175000 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1740 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (1780 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antiozenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antipapillomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (1780 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antipellagric
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Antiphotophobic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antipityriasic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Antiporphyric
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Antitumor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (175000 ppm)
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (175000 ppm)
Threonine found in Fruit (2190 ppm)
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Antixerophthalmic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1740 ppm)
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Fruit (175000 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
COX-1-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (175000 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (1780 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (175000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Colorant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (175000 ppm)
Emetic
Methionine found in Fruit (1780 ppm)
Essential
Lysine found in Fruit (3160 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (1780 ppm)
Threonine found in Fruit (2190 ppm)
FLavor
Threonine found in Fruit (2190 ppm)
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Gastroprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Glutathionigenic
Methionine found in Fruit (1780 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Methionine found in Fruit (1780 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Hypoarginanemic
Lysine found in Fruit (3160 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (175000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (175000 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Fruit (175000 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1740 ppm)
Insectifuge
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Interferon-Synergist
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (175000 ppm)
Lipotropic
Methionine found in Fruit (1780 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Mucogenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1740 ppm)
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (7.7 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Prooxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Iron found in Fruit (70 ppm)
Sedative
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Thymoprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Urine-Acidifier
Methionine found in Fruit (1780 ppm)
Urine-Deodorant
Methionine found in Fruit (1780 ppm)
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (3700 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (175000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (130 ppm)
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1890 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ascorbic-acid Fruit 490 1,890
Ash Fruit 7,000 27,070
Beta-carotene Fruit 2 29
Calcium Fruit 220 3,700
Carbohydrates Fruit 363,000 926,000
Fat Fruit 4,000 42,470
Fiber Fruit 9,000 175,000
Iron Fruit 10 70
Kilocalories Fruit 950 3,665
Lysine Fruit 3,160
Methionine Fruit 1,780
Niacin Fruit 34 130
Phosphorus Fruit 410 1,740
Protein Fruit 13,000 81,080
Riboflavin Fruit 0.2 7.7
Thiamin Fruit 0.2 7.7
Threonine Fruit 2,190
Tryotophan Fruit 570
Water Fruit 606,000 741,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]