Benefits of mamon, a fruit that provides interesting nutritional properties in a balanced and healthy diet. Discover its most important virtues.

The mamoncilla or mamón is a seasonal fruit, which is enjoyed in Venezuela or Nicaragua (and also in other countries), especially in the hottest months of the year, usually between March and August.

The tree from which this fruit is obtained can reach 30 meters in height, and its optimal production months are at the end of the year, especially in the months of June and August.

It is a fruit with a semi-acid flavor, round in appearance and generally small in size, which grows in clusters. Its skin is smooth, green in color, which tends to protect its delicious seed, wrapped in turn by a translucent pulp, yellowish in color, and a very sweet flavor.

From this fruit a delicious sucker juice is obtained, although its fresh pulp can also be eaten (one of the simplest and most common forms of consumption).

Nutritional benefits of suckling pig

It is a fruit that is especially rich in vitamins, especially its high content of vitamin A (a fundamental nutrient for the care and development of sight).

It also stands out for its high mineral content, among which we can find calcium, phosphorus and iron.

Generally it contributes few calories, so that a sucker contributes only 48 calories. Among its nutritional contents we find:

  • Calories: 48 kilocalories.
  • Carbohydrates: 1 gr.
  • Proteins: 0.5 gr.
  • Fiber: 12.5 gr.
  • Vitamins: vitamin A (1,200 IU).
  • Minerals: calcium, phosphorus and iron.

Properties of the sucker

It is a fruit especially suitable in case of hypertension and fluid retention, thanks to its purifying and diuretic power, being useful in turn for the elimination of toxins in a natural way.

It also becomes an interesting and beneficial fruit for the bladder, thanks to the fact that it helps reduce inflammation and prevent bladder obstructions.

Due to its astringent effect, it is useful to combat diarrhea and is also very digestive, strengthens tissues and helps increase defenses, thus preventing colds and flu. However, when we have already caught a cold, it is a fruit that is usually used against high fever.


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