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What is Persimmon?

Persimmon is an edible fruit (particularly, a berry) that grows on a variety of Diospyros trees. Persimmons, their orange-colored fruits, are noted for their sweet, honey-like flavor. While there are hundreds of variations, the Hachiya and Fuyu are two of the most popular. The astringent Hachiya persimmons have a high content of plant chemicals called tannins, which give the unripe fruit a dry, bitter taste. Although Fuyu persimmons contain tannins, they are not considered astringent. Unlike Hachiya persimmons, the crisp, tomato-shaped Fuyu variety can be eaten before it ripens entirely.

Where it is found?

The common persimmon tree is a natural species that can be found from southern New England to the south-eastern United States, as well as westward to Kansas and Texas.

Nutritional information:

  • Calories: 118
  • Carbs: 31 grams
  • Protein: 1grams
  • Fat: 0.3 grams
  • Fiber:  6 grams
  • Vitamin A:  55% of RDI
  • Vitamin C:  22% of RDI
  • Vitamin E: 6% of RDI
  • Vitamin K: 5% of RDI
  • Vitamin B6(pyridoxine): 8% of RDI
  • Potassium: 8% of RDI
  • Copper: 9% of RDI
  • Manganese:  30% of RDI

What are its benefits?

  • Excellent source of antioxidants
  • Benefit hearts health
  • Help reduce inflammation
  • Rich in fiber
  • Support healthy vision
  • Support immune system
  • Diabetes prevention

How to grow it?

  • choose a sunny spot
  • Because persimmons have such deep taproots, be sure to dig a deep hole before planting.
  • In the bottom of the planting hole, mix 8 inches (20 cm) of dirt and loam.
  • Then, using loam and native soil, fill the hole.

How to include it in your diet?

  • Persimmons are a tasty complement to a salad when sliced thinly.
  • Persimmon, fresh or dried, can be added to muffin, bread, or cake batters.
  • For a delightful fruit salad, combine with berries and citrus fruits.
  • Persimmons are sliced and dried in the oven to form natural fruit strips.