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
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.
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Persimmons japanese raw
Serving Size 100g
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.19g
Saturated Fat 0.02g
Total Carbohydrate 18.6g
Dietary Fiber 3.6g
*Percent Daily Values
are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending
on your calorie needs.
Vitamin A 1627IU
Retinol equivalents 81μg
Vitamin C 7.5mg
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)
D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.73mg
Vitamin K 2.6μg
K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone ~μg
K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg
Vitamin B12 0μg
Pantothenic acid ~mg
Vitamin B6 0.1mg
Folic Acid 0μg
Food Folate 8μg
Dietary Folate Equivalents 8μg
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio
Total Omega 3s
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)
Total Omega 6s
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)
22D4 Adrenic (AA)
Essential Amino Acids
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget (2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g)
More information on Persimmon
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.
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