When I first met this particular fruit, namely persimmon, I have no interest in it, due to it's appearance that resembles a tomato, but orange-colored. I imagined, this has got to taste like tomato, this is a vegetable( nothing wrong with that though).
Then one day, my hubby decided to buy some persimmon, because he read about the values it had on health. So, he did bought it, and together we discover how delicious the fruit was. Not at all sour as tomato, in fact it's sweetness was just right, delighting our taste buds and it was not even soft, it was crunchy and crispy. Now, we're loving it. A lesson here: no judging the book by it's cover.
This fruit is originally from china, but like any other fruits, thanks to commercials and importing-exporting interrelations, we all can have a taste of it.
Eat it with or without the skin.
So, go to the nearest store and grab a basket of these, one is never enough.
Benefits of persimmons
- Rich in dietary fiber- Relieves constipation, improves digestive system, ease diarrhea and enhances intestinal muscle contractions.
- Contains antioxidants- Vitamin A, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin. All which benefits the health of the eye and prevents eye-related diseases.
- Anti-inflammatory, and anti coagulation.
- Good source of Vitamin C-also an antioxidant, prevents premature aging, retards wrinkle production, for healthy gum, fights off viruses, bacteria and fortifies the immune system.
- Anticancer-Just look at its wonderful color, Generally, colored fruits and veggie are packed with anticancer nutrients and beta-carotene, just as pumpkin, carrots, tomatoes and green veggies.
- The Chinese uses this fruit as a remedy for hiccups.
- Reduce sweating and improves blood circulation.
- Low fat and Low calories.
- Rich in minerals such as magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium to improve new blood cells regeneration.
- Improves heart function and strengthens cardiac muscles.
- Great for a healthier skin condition.