The name sapote, pronounced "sah-PO-tay", is used in the names of several soft fleshed tropical fruits. Most varieties are rounded. The skin color can range from brownish green to bright yellow. Inside the flesh is sweet and custard-like and its taste varys depending on the variety. A good source of potassium, vitamin C, iron and dietary fiber, one medium-sized fruit contains about 135 calories. As these fruit ripen quickly, avoid soft or bruised sapotes. Ripen at room temperature and consume when ripe.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 225
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 300
  • Calories from fat: 14
  • Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Total Carbs: 76g
    • Fiber: 4g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 20%
  • Vitamin C: 70%
  • Calcium: 8%
  • Iron: 10%


Handling & Storage


Sporadically available May - August

Also Known As

  • Mamey
  • Chico
  • Ciku
  • Sapote negro
  • Custard apple

Store around 50° F. Ripen at room temperature.


  • Black sapote (Diospyros digyna)
  • Mamey sapote (Pouteria sapota)
  • Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota)
  • White sapote (Casimiroa edulis)


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