Saturday, 16 March 2013

Chikoo Milkshake

Chikoo is called so in India and Pakistan. But did you know that this cute-sounding fruit is known different names like noseberry sapodilla plum, chico sapote etc.
Botanically it is known as "manilkara zapota". This fruit is quite cheap and everyone can afford to eat it. Here are some health benefits of chikoo.
Chikoo is quite sweet in taste because it contains abundant qualities of fructose and sucrose, hence is a natural energy boosting food.
It contains a good source of dietary fibre and therefore acts as a good remedy to curb constipation. It also helps in protecting the mucous membrane of the colon from cancer causing toxins.
The anti-inflammatory effects properties of chikoo is beneficial for problems like gastritis and bowel disorders.
Ripened chikoo contains minerals like iron, potassium, copper and vitamins A and C and others like niacin, folate, etc. Thus they help in boosting immunity besides good skin and hair.
Chikoo contains tannin, a poly phenolic compound, which contains anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties.
A healthy and filling and refreshing drink for summer, is the Chikoo Milkshake.
Serves 1
Chikoo - 1 large - only pulp
Milk - 1 cup
Sugar as per taste (since chikoo is already sweet)

Blend all the ingredients in a blender or mixer for about 2 mins. Serve chilled.

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