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A bright orange fruit shaped somewhat like a tomato, there are two types of persimmons - those that are astringent and those that are non-astringent. Sweet persimmon are the most popular and are often referred to as Fuji fruit. They are crispy to eat with a soft sweet flavour.
For more information on persimmon watch our Sweet persimmon video
Buy from greengrocers or some Asian delis.
Once ripe, will keep for a few days before starting to lose crispness.
Tips & Tricks:
Eat plain and crunchy, like an apple or chill, cut in half and eat with a spoon.
The flesh may be used in salads, added to yoghurt, used in cakes, muffins or pancake mix. Puree the pulp and add cream cheese, orange juice, a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of sea salt for an unusual dressing.
Nutrition per 1 Unit:
Monosaturated Fat , g:
Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*
* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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