What is Persimmon Fruit

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The persimmon fruit scientific name is Diospyos from family Ebenaceae. The rind of persimmon fruit generally in yellowish orange to red orange in color. The shape is in spherical with diameter vary from 2 to 9cm. It is a national fruit of Japan.


The fruit come in two varieties astringent and non astringent. Astringent persimmon will lose bitter when it is become custard soft and ripen. The non astringent persimmon is less astringent when unripe and the flesh is firm and crunchy when ripe. Non astringent fruit normally eaten fresh.



Persimmon Varieties

In malaysia, mosy planter persimmon type is non astringent Fuyu spesies. It is yellow orange color with firm,sweet and crunchy flesh.

Others famous varietiesin world are:

1.Astringent type: Korean, Hachiya
2. Non Astringent type: Jiro,hanagisho



How Persimmon Tree look?

 


The persimmon tree is a medium size, slow growing tree as high until 26 feet. While young, the leave are pale, slight yellow green and turning to dark green while aged. The shape is ovate and long until 6 inches with widely 4 inches. The tree suitable grows above 1000 meter of sea level. Persimmon tree prefer soil with well drained with pH around 5.5 until 7.5.



Persimmon Product/Recipes


The persimmon besides eaten raw, it had processed to some of below product:


1.Frozen pulp
2.Dried persimmon
3.Ice cream
4.Cookies/cake
5.Jam
6.Sherbet
7.Persimmon organic soap
8.Persimmon Candle
9.Persimmon Organic conditioner
10.Persimmon Vinegar



Why Persimmon Benefits to Health?

The fruit is rich in potassium, sodium,carbohydrate,iron and magnesium. Pulp and peel is a good source of fiber. It is benefits to body healthy, the fact of fruit as below:

Nutritional Value per 100g


Calcium 8 mg
Copper 0.113 mg 
Iron 0.15 mg
Magnesium 9 mg
Manganese 0.355 mg
Protein 0.58 g
Choline 7.6 mg
Folates 8 mcg

Energy 70 Kcal

Niacin 0.100 mg
Pyridoxine 0.100 mg
Riboflavin 0.020 mg
Thiamin 0.030 mg
Vitamin C 7.5 mg
Vitamin A 81 IU 
Vitamin E 0.73 mg
Vitamin K 2.6 mcg

Carbohydrates 18.59 g
Sodium 1 mg
Potassium 161 mg

Fat 0.19g
Cholesterol 0 g
Dietary Fiber 3.6 g 
Phosphorus 17 mg 
Zinc 0.11 mg

 

Related link: Benefits of Eating Persimmon Fruit

 

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