5 quick facts about persimmons
Posted by lasesana on January 13, 2014 in Recipes |
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1. Persimmons belong to the genus Diospyros, and like tomatoes, persimmons are technically berries
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2. Persimmons originated in China, eventually brought to California in the mid-1800s. China is the world’s top persimmon producer.
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3. The name persimmon roughly translates from Greek into “fruit of the Gods”
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4. Persimmons are high in dietary fiber and can help promote weight loss and improve digestive system function. They are also high in Vitamins A, C and K.
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5. Due to their high tannin content, it is not recommended to eat too many persimmons or eating them on an empty stomach.
What is the best way to use them?
I love to just cut them up and eat them when they are ripe, but here is a huge list of persimmon recipes: http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=persimmon%20recipes
Thanks, I’ll have to give them a try.
I loved your post, and I love persimmons. I, however, didn’t know about #5.
I didn’t either, but i guess the tannins can be a little harsh, especially when the persimmons are not ripe enough
Thank you, by the way!