Key Description: Spain is, in fact, the number one exporter of persimmons in the world, offering consumers a uniquely sweet fruit with firm flesh and virtually no astringency. 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, but they are also packed with nutrients that can benefit your health in several ways.
Though small in size, persimmons are packed with an impressive amount of nutrients.
In fact, one persimmon (168 grams) contains:
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.
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Store in a cool and dry place