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BASE OILS - SAPOTE SEED OIL (POUTERIA SAPOTA)

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Information submited: 2014-09-28 Modified: 2018-05-09 By: 1
Pouteria Sapota, Mamey Sapote, is a species of tree native to Central America, naturally ranging from southern Mexico to southern Costa Rica. Mamey Sapote is a large and highly ornamental evergreen tree that can reach a height of 15 - 45 meters at maturity.

The fruit is about 10 - 25 cm long and 8 - 12 cm wide and has flesh ranging in color from pink to orange to red. The fruits texture is creamy and soft. A mamey sapote is ripe when the flesh is pink when a fleck of the skin is removed. The flesh should give slightly, as with a ripe Kiwifruit.

Some beauty products use oil pressed from the seed, otherwise known as Sapayul oil. The oil is described as having an "almond-like odor" and a "mild, pleasant taste", and is also used as a cooking oil in some tropical countries. This oil is rich in Vitamins A, B, C and E, proteins, amino acids, fatty acids and minerals
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