Persimmons are one of the hottest fruits on the market, and many people have been taking an intersted in them. We may be rounding out the season, but just remember that these are a staple fruit of the cuisines in that many in the asian culture. Checkout this delicious persimmon recipe and learn about the fruit.
What is a persimmon? It's an edible fruit that grows on trees and can be yellow to a dark-red orange. They may be 3/4 of an inch round, or up to 3.5" inches in diameter. Some are round, heart shaped or pumpkin shaped. They are typically sweet, mild and rich in flabor and has a honey like tatse. The texture is usually similar to an aprocot wiith a skin a bit tougher than an apple.
They are full of nutrients like thiamin, riboflavin, folate, mangesium, and phosphorus and don't have any more calories than a medium sized banana. Many people think they are full of phytonutrients, flavonoides, and antioxidants to help boost your health.
These fruits are typically picked when hard and bitter, to prevent critters from chowing down on them. These fruit need to be ripened at room temperature and should be soft to the touch when ready to eat. If you want to speed up the ripening process place them in a paper bag with an apple to give it a dose of ethylene gas.
Calories: 332, 6.7 g protein, 33 g carbs, 4 servings fruit, 1 serving vegetables, 22 g fat, 5 g sat fat, 1.5 g fiber, 455 mg sodium
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