What is Mammey Apple?
Mmamey apple which is also called mammee apple or Santo Domingo apricot has opposite, leathery, gland-dotted leaves and white, sweet-scented, solitary or clustered axillary flowers. The fruit of a primarily West Indian large tree (Mammea americana) of the garcinia family (Clusiaceae). Its fruit is yellow or russet in colour and grows 7–15 cm (3–6 inches) in diameter. The bitter rind encloses a sweet, aromatic flesh, which is eaten raw and used for preserves. Its one to four large, rough seeds are bitter and resinous and are used as an anti worming agent.
Health Benefits of Mammey Apple
Supports Nervous system
Lowers chance of anemia
Protect from eczema
Protect from dermatitis
Protects from depression
Reduces skin peeling around nose
Helps in skin nourishment
Supports Brain Function
Reduces Heart attack risk
Improves Immune System
Improves blood circulation
Protects from muscle spasms
Improves heart rate
Normalizes blood sugar level
Helps prevent headaches
Controls and protects from any viral infections
Reduces chances of Nyctalopia i.e., night blindness
Protects cells from oxygen damage
Improves skin around eyes
Reduces fissured tongue and cracks
Uses of Mammey Apple
The pulp is often eaten fresh out of hand, or used in dishes such as salads. The flesh is also boiled or cooked, often with sugar, cream and/or wine to enhance flavor. Fruits are also used in ice creams, drinks, preserves and other dessert concoctions.
Pies or tarts: Sliced mamey pulp may also be cooked in pies or tarts, and may be seasoned with cinnamon or ginger.
Jelly: Slightly under-ripe fruits, rich in pectin, are made into jelly.
Kolashanpan: Mamey flavored carbonated drink called kolashanpan is made from Mammee apple which is considered as the national soda in El Salvador.
Aromatic liqueur: Flowers are distilled to make an aromatic liqueur, Eau de Créole, or Crème de Créole in French West Indies
Pulp is steeped in wine and sugar for a while prior to consumption in Jamaica.
– Iron (Good amount)
– Magnesium (Good amount)
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin (Good amount)
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine (Good amount)
– Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid (Good amount)
– Vitamin C (Extreme amount)
– Copper (Good amount)
– Natural Fats
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Carbohydrates (Good amount)
– Dietary Fiber (Extreme amount)
– Calories (Good amount)