manilkara zapota

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Although this tree only grows in warm, tropical areas, I included it because the latex from this tree is the original source of chewing gum and the Sapodilla fruit is super sweet tasting like malty caramel dipped in brown sugar. These trees are popular in warm areas from Mexico to India, tropical Asia, Philippines, Caribbean, and people are starting to grow them in southern Florida, California, Hawaii and greenhouses. It can grow to 100 feet tall (30m). Wind-resistant. Bark is rich in a white, gummy latex called "chicle", containing 15% rubber and 38% resin, which makes it a great base for chewing gum. Tree has glossy elliptical leaves, little white bell-like flowers, with a six-lobed corolla. Fruit is large elliptical berry resembling a smooth potato containing two to ten black seeds that have a hook on one end. Don’t swallow the seeds whole or they will hook into your throat. Fruit inner flesh is yellow to golden brown with grainy pear-like texture. Fruit has a high latex content and does not ripen until picked, whereupon the fruit softens to a firmness and appearance very similar to that of a fuzzy, brown-skinned kiwi. Unripe fruit are high in tannins which dry out the mouth (very astringent) and contain high levels of saponin. Tree bears fruit twice a year. Young leafy shoots can be eaten raw. Fruits, leaves, flowers and bark used for diarrhea, coughs, colds, pulmonary issues, Crushed seeds are a diuretic claimed to expel bladder and kidney stones. A fluid extract of the crushed seeds is sedative. Seed paste is applied on stings and bites from venomous animals. The latex is used in the tropics as a crude filling for tooth cavities.
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Manilkara zapota, a rainforest plant that has become of economic importance, is now being cultivated in tropical countries for fruit production.
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Los petenes estudiados conforman circulos concentricos que al exterior presentan especies de mangle (Flores y Espejel, 1994) y al interior elementos arboreos dispersos de Manilkara zapota, Sabal japa, Metopium brownei, Gymnanthes lucida, entre otros (Flores y Espejel, 1994; Zamora, 2003).
papaya L.) (Andrade-Rodriguez et al., 2008), manzana golden (Spondias dulcis Parkinson), lima o limoncillo (Melicoccus bijugatus Jacq.), tamarindo (Tamarindus indica L.), chicozapote (Manilkara zapota L.) (Morales-Payan y Santos, 1997 a, b).
These plants included Mangifera indica, Spondias pinnata, Annona squamosa, Momordica charantia, Momordica cochinchinensis, Tamarindus indica, Artocarpus heterophyllus, Moringa oleifera, Psidium guajava, Syzygium cumini, Syzygium samarangense, Zizyphus jujuba, Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus grandis, Manilkara zapota, Curcuma longa, and Zingiber officinale.
Today most chewing gums are made with synthetic gum bases; however, there are certain gums still available on the market that are made from chicle, a latex extracted from the trunk of Manilkara zapota, more commonly known as the Sapodilla Tree.
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