Persimmon

Persimmon (Diospyros) is an orange-red custard like fruit with a thin but firm skin of the same color.

Health Benefits of Persimmon

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How to choose Persimmon

Persimmons become very soft and mushy when ripe, so don't be afraid buy fruit that looks bruised or discolored. However, some persimmons will not soften no matter how long they ripen. In this case, the only way to tell if persimmons are ripe is to taste one and see if it is ready or not. When not ripe, a persimmon has a grainy (astringent) texture, and is not at all sweet.

Climate and origin

Persimmons originated in Japan and China and grow best in warm temperate conditions, however, persimmons are hardy fruits which can be found in much colder climates.

Taste

When properly ripened a persimmon will have a very sweet fragrant taste with a pulpy custard like texture.

Substitutes with more vitamins

Apples, Papayas

Miscellaneous information

American persimmons tend to be smaller and redder than the Japanese kind and can grow as far north as the Great Lakes.

Similar tasting produce

Mamey Sapote

Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Persimmon + Complete Nutrition Facts

Vitamin A | Lycopene | Vitamin C | Dietary Fiber | Manganese | Copper |

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Nutrition Facts
                              
Serving Size 100g
Calories
% Daily Value*
Total Fat g0%
    Saturated Fat g0%
Cholesterol mg0%
Sodium mg0%
Total Carbohydrate g0%
    Dietary Fiber g0%
    Sugar g~
Protein g~
Vitamin A0%Vitamin C0%
Calcium0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A IU0%
    Retinol equivalents μg~
    Retinol μg~
    Alpha-carotene μg~
    Beta-carotene μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin μg~
Vitamin C mg0%
Vitamin D IU (μg)0%
    D2 Ergocalciferol IU (μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol IU (μg)
Vitamin E mg0%
Vitamin K μg0%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 μg~
Vitamin B12 μg0%
Thiamin mg0%
Riboflavin mg0%
Niacin mg0%
Pantothenic acid mg0%
Vitamin B6 mg0%
Folate μg0%
    Folic Acid μg~
    Food Folate μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents μg~
Choline mg~
Lycopene μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium mg0%
Iron mg0%
Magnesium mg0%
Phosphorus mg0%
Sodium mg0%
Potassium mg0%
Zinc mg0%
Copper mg0%
Manganese mg0%
Selenium μg0%
Water g~
Ash g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio
Total Omega 3smg
18D3 Linolenicmg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoicmg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)mg
Total Omega 6smg
18D2mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoicmg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Histidine mg0%
Isoleucine mg0%
Leucine mg0%
Lysine mg0%
Methionine mg0%
Phenylalanine mg0%
Threonine mg0%
Tryptophan mg0%
Valine mg0%
Stats
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
%
Percent Water Composition %
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) Food contains 0 carbs


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