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Achras zapota Linn.
Synonym Manilkara zapota (Linn.) P. van Royan
Man ilkara achras (Mifi.) Fosberg
Sapota achras Mill. Family Sapotaceae.


Habitat Native to Central America. Cultivated chiefly in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
English Sapota, Sapodilla Plum,
Chicle.
Unani Sapotaa, Cheeku.
Siddha/Tamil Shimai eluppai. Action Fruit—antibilious. Seed— diuretic. Fruit and bark—febrifuge.
The bark contains latex (20—25% of which consists of gutta-percha-like substance); also contains tannin (11.8%). The seeds contain quercitol.
Chewing gum consists of approximately 20% chicle, plus sugar, corn syrup and flavourings.