This fleshy, flavorful and refrescante fruit, also is known like "peach of the tropical". It is recognized at the present time like one of the three or four finer tropical fruits.

One thinks that he is original of the northwest of India and the north of Burma, in slopes of the Himalayas, and possibly also of Sri Lanka. Nowadays it is cultivated mainly in India, Mexico (the main exporting country of the world), Indonesia, Florida, Hawaii, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Brazil, Cuba, the Philippines and other numerous countries.

Its composition is different according to the variety that treats, but all of them have in common their high water content.

It contributes an important amount of carbon hydrates reason why its caloric value is elevated. He is rich in magnesium and in which to vitamins one talks about, in provitamin To and C (200 grams of pulp cover the necessities with a person of these vitamins).

Vitamin C takes part in the formation of colágeno, red bones and teeth, globules and favors the absorption of the iron of foods and the resistance to the infections. The beta-carotene is transformed into vitamin To in our organism as this one needs it. The vitamin To is essential for the vision, the good state of the skin, the hair, the mucous, the bones and for the good operation of the immunological system. Both vitamins act in addition a as antirust. The potassium is a necessary mineral for the transmission and generation of the nervous impulse and for the normal muscular activity, takes part inside in the balance of water and outside the cell. The magnesium is related to the operation of intestine, nerves and muscles, comprise of bones and teeth, improve the immunity and have a smooth laxative effect. Also it contributes fiber that improves the intestinal transit.