Chico (kg)


Chicos are available again at Bacolod Pages, a seasonal treat for many.

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Slice the chico in half, and Scope out the flesh with a spoon, discarding the seeds. Don't eat the seeds because it has sharp edges and a hook-like structure which can scratch your intestines. The peak season for Chico in the Philippines is in the months of January and February. Chico is rich in Vitamin C, provides some Vitamin A. and nutrients in lower amounts like copper, iron, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. In addition to vitamins and minerals, Sapodillas are a source of tannins, which are compounds known as polyphenols that have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. In other places, Chico is called Sapodilla. Today Chico trees are commercially cultivated in Mexico, India, Guatemala, and the Philippines and are also grown in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Central and South America, Australia, South Africa, and in Florida of the United States.