Sapotas or chikoos are thin-peeled, rough-skinned, rounded fruits that have juicy, sweet, smooth or grainy textured flesh. They are native to tropical America. Sapotas are a rich source of dietary fibre, anti-oxidant compounds and vitamins C and A. They are high in sugar content and are also contain minerals such as potassium, iron and copper. Calories = 102 These fruits are natural "laxatives". They possess anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-bacterial, and anti-parasitic properties. They also aid vision. These are mainly consumed raw and are also used in milkshakes, salads and desserts.