A Jamaican fruit-eating bat (Artibeus jamaicensis) feeding on Sapodilla fruit (Manikara zapota) in Jamaica. This fruit is native to southern Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Bats are its primary seed dispersers. It is also a favorite fruit for human onsumption, and its sap, forms a gummy latex known as "chile," which gave rise to Chiclets chewing gum, and the founding of the chewing gum industry. In Jamaica, this fruit is known as the naseberry. Its seeds and leaves are used locally as medicinals, and it has beeen introduced in tropical areas worldwide.