Everything you need to know about chikoo fruit – 2021

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Chikoo is also known as Sapodilla or Sapota, is a trendy food that people like to consume because of its fantastic taste.

But many are unaware of its great health benefits.

Health Benefits of chikoo

  1. Due to the presence of a high amount of calories in chikoo , it plays an active part in increasing body weight. So people who are on the weight loss diet don’t go for chikoos. If your weight is average, you can consume chikoos for their nutritional value.
  2. It plays a significant role in curing stomach irritation, thus helping in the cure of gastritis
  3. Intestinal diseases can also be cured by eating chikoos since it helps in the smoothening of the intestine walls. The fruit contains polyphenols that help in the neutralization of acids in the intestine. Diseases like ulcers can be an example.
  4. Intestinal diseases can also be cured by eating chikoos since it helps in the smoothening of the intestine walls. The fruit contains polyphenols that help in the neutralization of acids in the intestine. Diseases like ulcers can be an example.
  5. A high presence of calories in chikoo leads to a high amount of energy in the body. Presently, a crisis of energy in the body is seen in people working regularly. Chikoo helps in overcoming this difficulty.
  6. Beta carotene and vitamin C present in chikoo act as an immunity booster, highly recommended after the Covid 19 scenario. 
  7. The presence of potassium helps in regulating blood pressure. 
  8. Chikoo plays a vital role in rejuvenating skin; it helps in keeping the skin moist and hydrated.

Chikoo during pregnancy

From the first month of pregnancy, the mother experiences morning sickness and nausea. The presence of vitamin B in chikoo plays a vital role in solving these problems.

The feeling of restlessness is a common problem during pregnancy, but the presence of carbohydrates and high calories solves this issue, too, by providing energy to your body.

As I mentioned before, the chikoo fruit is a fantastic immunity booster; it helps in tackling all types of minute problems such as nausea, headaches and provides immunity to the mother.

Loose motion, diarrhea, dysentery are seen in pregnant women. Such problems can be easily countered by boiling the chikoo in hot water and consuming the pulp of the chikoo fruit. 

For the baby in the mother’s womb, phosphorous and calcium are required. Chikoo prices them in ample, which is good for both the mother and the baby.

How to plant and grow chikoo trees at home?

Chikoo seeds are necessary for planting a new chikoo tree. The seeds (black) are usually found in the chikoo fruit that you buy from the market. 

Wash the seeds in a bowl full of water to prevent fungus.

Take a small amount of moss grass ( generally found in a nursery) and plant the seeds there instead of directly planting them in the soil.

Why not directly in the soil?

Chikoo seeds are very hard compared to other fruit seeds; as a result, moss grass is necessary. 

The moss grass is then dipped in water, and the chikoo seeds are placed on it layerwise for the seeds to germinate. 

Take a ziplock polybag and put this entire moss grass with the seeds into it. Keep it aside in the shade for a few days for the seeds to germinate.

After 12-14 days, you can see the upper part of the seed opens up, and the seed starts to germinate. The seed is now ready to be put in soil ( preferably cocopeat or garden soil)

Now put this in a polybag again, and slowly you will find that your seed has grown up to a plant. Remember to check often and water regularly.

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