Chikku Madhyam/Sapota Medium

Chikku Madhyam/Sapota Medium

Price: ₹ 50.00  

500 gm

Overview 

 

Chiku plant grows in alluvial, sandy loam, red laterite, and medium black soil and needs a warm, humid climate for cultivation. It is found all year around.

Chiku is brown, having a soft and spongy skin. This fruit is sweet and juicy in taste, containing 1-2 large black seeds inside it, and the inner part of pulp is yellowish-brown in color. 

Chiku is harvested twice in a year once in the spring season and another in the winter season but found in all the supermarkets and fruit shops throughout the year.

 

Nutritional Profile 

 

  • Chiku contains different minerals such as copper, potassium, iron, and vitamins such as niacin, folate, and pantothenic acid.
  • Chiku or sapota contains Fiber (8 g), Sugar (4 g), and Fat (1 g), and also vitamins and minerals such as 2 %Vitamin A, 24 %Vitamin C, 2 %Calcium, 10 % Iron in it.

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Sapota contains a rich amount of Fibre, which helps treat diarrhoea, haemorrhoids, and bleeding.
  • Sapota is beneficial for eye health and boosts our immunity.

 

Uses

  • Oil from the seeds of Sapota fruit is used in skin ointment.
  • Oil extracted from the Chiku plant is used in moisturizing and softening the hair.
  • Chiku contains latex, which is used to fill the tooth cavity.
  • A paste of Chiku seed is used in the scalp to reduce hair dandruff or hair fall.


Recipes

 

1. Chiku Strawberry Shake

Ingredients:  1 cup Strawberries, 1 cup Milk, 5-6 pieces Chiku without seeds, 1 teaspoon sugar, and a pinch of salt as per taste

Cooking Steps: Add strawberries, milk, Chiku, sugar, salt in a jar and blend until it becomes smooth and soft. Then pour it into the glass, and now it is ready to serve it. 

 

2. Chiku Salad 

Ingredients:  1 cup chopped Chiku, 1 cup chopped banana, 1 cup chopped apple, 1 cup chopped Mango, salt, black pepper for taste

Cooking Steps: Add all the fruits in a plate, sprinkle salt and black pepper, and now it is ready to serve.