- Perennial plant does not need to be replenished
- Plant source: Thailand
- Other names: Sabodella – Chikoo
Chikoo. It is a delicious tropical fruit with sticky pulp and soft pulp. The Chikoo is brown, has a rough surface and an oval shape that resembles kiwifruit but has a smooth exterior and a sweet caramel-like taste.
Chikoo is a fruit of an evergreen tree growing in southern Mexico, Central America and the West Indies, grown in India, Mexico and the Philippines, as well as in the UAE and Bahrain. The Chikoo tree is rich in white milks that are used to make gum or chewing gum. It is a strong tree that is not shaken by the wind and its wood gives an aromatic smell like incense when burned.
Chikoo contains a variety of vitamins and minerals necessary for the body as well as a dose of protein and dietary fiber. As expected, sapodilla is rich in antioxidant-rich vitamin C and also contains vitamin A, niacin, folate, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium and phosphorus.
Not only fruit itself is full of nutritional benefits, but seeds can also be used. Sapodella fruit seeds contain saponins and quercetin that can be used to treat a variety of diseases. Pastes are often made from seeds as topical treatments that can be applied to bites.