Persimmons: Fall Fruit Gems

standard October 22, 2014 Leave a response

Persimmons are a fun little oriental fruit that until I first saw in a CSA delivery, had never seen or tried before. I’d barely even heard of them, so I did a lot of recipe research to figure out what on earth to do with them.

Last week I was really excited to see them again, knowing a lot more about them. I immediately saw a million ways to cook them up with the other goodies in my box. Stay tuned, because this week’s recipe is going to be a good one!

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Nutrition:

Persimmons have a high carbohydrate content from their natural sugars, like most fruits. One persimmon contains about 30 calories with 8 g carbohydrates. They are high in vitamins A and C, and also minerals including manganese, copper, and potassium.

Benefits:

Persimmons have a few significant health benefits, due to their nutrition makeup. They are high in fiber, which aids in promoting weight loss and improving digestion. Persimmons also have a high antioxidant content, which protect against free radicals that can lead to ageing and common illnesses.

Recipes:

Check out the versatility of this fall gem and try one of these recipes this week!

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