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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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.


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.


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

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