Pouteria campechiana Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
canistel eggfruit-tree yellow sapote

The canistel is an evergreen tree native to southern Mexico and Central America. It is cultivated in other countries, such as Brazil, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines for its fruit. The canistel grows up to 10 meters high, and produces orange-yellow fruit, also called yellow sapote, up to 7 centimeters long, which are edible raw. Canistel flesh is sweet, with a texture often compared to that of a hard-boiled egg yolk, hence its colloquial name "eggfruit". It is closely related to the Mamey sapote and abiu.

Pouteria campechiana

Economic importance of Pouteria campechiana

Human food fruit
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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama

Biological activities

Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Allergenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
AntiPMS
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Antiacne
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Fruit (26 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antialkalotic
Lysine found in Fruit (2130 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Fruit (26 ppm)
Antianginal
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antiarabiflavinotic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Anticancer
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Fruit (26 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Anticarpal-Tunnel
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (330 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Fruit (26 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Anticoronary
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (330 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiglossitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antihepatotic
Methionine found in Fruit (330 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Lysine found in Fruit (2130 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Antihyperkeratotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antiichythyotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Antikeratitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antileukoplakic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antilupus
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antimanic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antimastitic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Fruit (26 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1040 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (330 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antiozenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antipapillomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (330 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antipellagric
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Antiphenylketonuric
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antiphotophobic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Antipityriasic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Antiporphyric
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiprostaglandin
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antipsychotic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiscoliotic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Antitumor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Antixerophthalmic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1040 ppm)
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 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 (1475 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (330 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (0.9 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Colorant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Emetic
Methionine found in Fruit (330 ppm)
Essential
Lysine found in Fruit (2130 ppm)
Methionine found in Fruit (330 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Gastroprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Glutathionigenic
Methionine found in Fruit (330 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Methionine found in Fruit (330 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Hypnotic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Hypoarginanemic
Lysine found in Fruit (2130 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1040 ppm)
Insectifuge
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Insulinase-Inhibitor
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Insulinotonic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Interferon-Synergist
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Lipotropic
Methionine found in Fruit (330 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Monoamine-Precursor
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Mucogenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1040 ppm)
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (4.5 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Prolactinogenic
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Prooxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Iron found in Fruit (26 ppm)
Sedative
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Thymoprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Tumor-Promoter
Tryptophan found in Fruit (710 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (29 ppm)
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Urine-Acidifier
Methionine found in Fruit (330 ppm)
Urine-Deodorant
Methionine found in Fruit (330 ppm)
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (895 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (94 ppm)
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (1475 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ascorbic-acid Fruit 400 1,475
Ash Fruit 6,000 23,000
Beta-carotene Fruit 2 29
Calcium Fruit 220 895
Carbohydrates Fruit 363,000 926,000
Fat Fruit 4,000 20,000
Iron Fruit 7 26
Kilocalories Fruit 1,400 3,600
Lysine Fruit 840 2,130
Methionine Fruit 130 330
Niacin Fruit 4 94
Phosphorus Fruit 300 1,040
Protein Fruit 13,000 58,000
Riboflavin Fruit 0 0.9
Thiamin Fruit 0.2 4.5
Tryptophan Fruit 280 710
Water Fruit 572,000 606,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]