New Zealand Persimmon

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Key Information:

Originally from China, persimmon trees have been grown for thousands of years for their delicious fruit and beautiful wood. Their orange-colored fruits called persimmons are known for their sweet, honey-like flavor. While hundreds of types exist, the Hachiya and Fuyu varieties are among the most popular. Persimmons can be eaten fresh, dried or cooked and are commonly used around the world in jellies, drinks, pies, curries and puddings. Not only are persimmons tasty, they’re packed with nutrients that can benefit your health in several ways.

Health Benefits:

Though small in size, persimmons are packed with an impressive amount of nutrients.

In fact, one persimmon (168 grams) contains:

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

Persimmons are also a good source of thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), folate, magnesium and phosphorus.

These colorful fruits are low in calories and loaded with fiber, making them a weight loss-friendly food.

Just one persimmon contains over half the recommended intake of vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin critical for immune function, vision and fetal development.

Aside from vitamins and minerals, persimmons contain a wide array of plant compounds, including tannins, flavonoids and carotenoids, which can positively impact your health.

The leaves of the persimmon fruit are also high in vitamin C, tannins and fiber, as well as a common ingredient in therapeutic teas.

Country of Origin:
New Zealand

Storage:
Store in a cool and dry place