Persimmon


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

Health Benefits of Persimmon:
  • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)
  • Persimmons contain two compounds known as shibuol and betulinic acid that are thought to have anti-cancer properties. Persimmons are also high in fiber and have been used to treat constipation and hemorrhoids.
    *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Persimmon, and may not necessarily be related to Persimmon.

Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Persimmon: Vitamin A | Lycopene | Vitamin C | Dietary Fiber | Manganese | Copper |

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Nutrition Facts
Persimmons Japanese Raw
Serving Size 100g
Calories 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.19g0%
    Saturated Fat 0.02g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 18.59g6%
    Dietary Fiber 3.6g14%
    Sugar 12.53g~
Protein 0.58g~
Vitamin A33%Vitamin C13%
Calcium1%Iron1%
*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 1627IU33%
    Retinol equivalents 81μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-carotene 253μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 1447μg~
Vitamin C 7.5mg13%
Vitamin E 0.73mg2%
Vitamin K 2.6μg3%
Vitamin B12 0μg0%
Thiamin 0.03mg2%
Riboflavin 0.02mg1%
Niacin 0.1mg1%
Pantothenic acid ~mg~%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg5%
Folate 8μg2%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 8μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 8μg~
Choline 7.6mg~
Lycopene 159μg~
Lutein+zeazanthin 834μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.15mg1%
Magnesium 9mg2%
Phosphorus 17mg2%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 161mg5%
Zinc 0.11mg1%
Copper 0.113mg6%
Manganese 0.355mg18%
Selenium 0.6μg1%
Water 80.32g~
Ash 0.33g~

Useful Stats
Percent of Daily Calorie Target
(2000 calories)
3.5%
Percent Water Composition 80.32%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.03g

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





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