• sapote-oil

      Sapote oil

      The oil of sapote (also called "sapuyul") is obtained by cold pressing of the seed of the fruit of sapote, native of the tropical Americas. If this oil is cold, it solidifies; to get it back in a liquid state, just dip it in boiling water. The oil of sapote has a creamy texture and rich, is orange with a scent similar to that of the cherry and almond paste; it also has digestive properties, anti-pruritic and diuretic. 

      Origin of the fruit Sapota
      The name of the fruit 'Sapota' may not be familiar to most of us. Sapota is better known by the name of 'chikoo'. When we say sapota, reference is tropical evergreen tree. Sapota is delicious fruit, rich in calories, which belongs to the category of fruits like mango and banana. The sapodilla fruit originates in the rainforests of Central America, especially in Mexico and Belize, but is easily found even in India. The fruit has a round or oval shape, with a diameter of about 10 centimeters and a weight of 150 grams. It has 2-5 large, blacks, shiny bean-like seeds in the center. The unripe fruit has a hard surface and the pulp is white to cause a high content of latex. It has a smooth texture and grainy with a sweet and musky. Sapota is high in calories and its sweet taste can be attributed to the presence of simple sugars such as fructose and sucrose that restores energy and revitalize the body.

      How it is made
      The oil of sapote is obtained by cold pressing squeezing the seeds of the fruit of blacks Pouteria sapota, the plant is native to Central America and has been cultivated from ancient times in all countries of the Caribbean. Even the population of the Aztecs and Maya were using this oil rich in vitamins A, potassium, many vegetable protein, calcium and vitamin C, carbohydrates and iron. They used oil in food and for inflammation as a compress on the eyes. 

      Health Benefits of chikoo / Sapot
      Sapota is one of those fruits good for the health, in addition to being extremely delicious, thanks to the wide range of nutrients contained in this fruit. The meat savory fruit is easily digestible and fills our body, providing energy to cause a high content of glucose.  As mentioned, this fruit is rich in vitamins and minerals. 

      The various health benefits of sapota
      Sapodilla or sapota (chikoo) is another popular tropical fruit in line with mango, banana, jackfruit, easily digestible. In fact it is made of simple sugars such as fructose and sucrose. Sapota is a tropical evergreen tree, belonging to the family of Sapotaceae, typically: sapodilla. Whose scientific name is: sapodilla.

      Origin of oil Sapote
      Sapote is thought to have originated in the rain forests of Central America, possibly in Mexico and Belize. Today, the cultivation is widespread throughout the tropical belt and the commercial production is in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Malaysia. The tree is a fast growing, resistant to wind and drought, and blooms well in arid and dry with little rain.

      Consistency and chemical analysis
      This fruits is a berry round or oval, measuring 10 cm in diameter, and weigh about 150 grams. unripe fruits are white, hard, inedible because they contain a toxic saponin latex adhesive. This milky latex disappears gradually to its maturation and white turns brown when the fruit ripens. Once mature, it becomes soft and acquires a sweet taste of grainy or smooth texture with a slightly musky flavor. Contains from 3-10 semi glossy, smooth and edible located at the center.

      Sapota, popularly known in India as chiku, is native to tropical probably south to Mexico or Central America. This cultivated plant produces the latex which is used as a basic material for chewing gum and in some other industry products.

      Climate and soil
      Sapodilla has a crop of tropical region, needs warm (10-38 ° C) and humid (70% RH) climate where flowers and fruits throughout the year. However, if taken in subtropical or places of elevation as in Punjab and Haryana. There are 41 varieties all over the country. However, the industry sapota commercially is based on a few varieties and in some areas is just as monoculture Kalipatte in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

      The fruit Sapote
      The fruit is a fleshy berry, which vary in shape, size and weight (75-150g). The skin is thin and the pulp soft, dark, crumbling with a sandy texture or granular 1-5 hard seeds blacks. The fruit is a good source of digestible sugars (12-18%), high in protein, fiber, minerals and fat, calcium and iron. This fruit has become very popular pick in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. The fruit is a fleshy berry that varies in shape, size and weight (about 75-150g). The skin is thin, brown and has the appearance of the Irish potato with soft pulp and a sandy texture or granular with 1-5 hard seeds and blacks. The fruit is a good source of digestible sugars (12-18%) and a valuable source of protein, fiber, minerals in fat, calcium and iron. E 'became very popular in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. 

      Climate and soil
      Sapota is harvested in tropical regions, it needs (10-38 C) and (70%) moisture where flowers and fruits grow all year. However, if taken in subtropical or places of elevation as in Punjab and Haryana, is collected only in the summer with the flowering in April and May.

      Remedial action
      The mamey sapote contains Safflower Oil, rich in linoleic acid (omega 6) and vitamins K and C, the Oil Hair "Sapote" is effective and protects the membranes from the weather and from hair loss. 

      The mamey sapote is native to Central America, widespread in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. The extract of this oil from the seed was already known by the Maya and Aztecs effective hair care because it affects the skin and hair.

      Did you know that this vegetable oil on the hair really makes miracles? This oil is able to eliminate split ends, a process nourishes the hair and increases the volume, implements the regeneration of hair, strengthens the capillary tissue, positive growth, greatly reduces the phenomena of dermatitis, with an effect on all types of hair, dry, fat on curly or frizzy hair and eliminates split ends.

      Put in a container 1 tablespoon oil sapote of organic production, it is rich in antioxidants, minerals, proteins, beta-carotene, also rich in squalene plant that helps reduce dermatitis and peeling of the skin, it has the ability to retain moisture. You can also add a part of sunflower oil.

      Mix everything and arrange it on damp hair for half an hour. The head is covered with a film (from the kitchen) or a shower cap. After the mask with warm water. The process can also be carried out twice a week. The main use is the one for hair care that determines miraculous benefits because it has immediate effects and benefits on skin and hair. The composition that can be perceived by the senses, such as the consistency of the oil sapotas that is effective to combat hair loss, thus promoting the regrowth.

      It is rich in vitamin A, B, C, D, E, minerals such as iron and potassium, together with essential fatty acids. This oil is particularly beneficial to strengthen hair and counteracts the fall, especially in the case of seborrheic dermatitis; its regular use also helps prevent split ends. The oil of sapote is also great for the skin very dry. An infusion of the seeds of sapote is used to treat problems  of dark circles Cubae, while the pulverized seed is used in Mexico to treat circulatory problems, rheumatism and kidney stones. In Costa Rica, for treating hypertension, using the infusion of the bark of this tree.

      The oil of sapote is very used to prepare hair products designed to dry hair, frizzy or fat; Also this oil is also widely used to prepare cosmetics suitable for dry, tired, mature and sensitive. This oil is absorbed very quickly; if mixed with essential oil of bergamot it is also useful against oily hair.