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The Astonishing Health Benefits Of Persimmon

This tropical Asian fruit not only tastes good but also carries many health benefits, and is full of fiber and antioxidants. 

Persimmon has been used for thousands of years, in many cultures. Therefore, there are several common names and nicknames for persimmons, including “Jove’s fire”, “The Fruit of the Gods”, and “Nature’s Candy”.

Persimmons are red-brown or orange fruits that grow on trees like plums and look like a small, rather a flat tomato capped by a calyx.

Persimmons are delicious and exotic fruits that do more than serve as a sweet and tasty treat; they have a wealth of health benefits packed inside them, including their ability to improve eye health, reduce signs of ageing, prevent various types of cancer, improve digestion, boost your immune system, lower cholesterol, increase your metabolism, strengthen your bones, boost cognitive function, lower blood pressure, and take care of your skin. Furthermore, they can help your body heal faster, reduce inflammation, and increase blood circulation throughout the body.

Dry Persimmon fruits also contain healthy amounts of minerals like potassium, manganese (15% of DRI), copper (12% of DRI), and phosphorus. 

The wealth of B vitamins – B1, B2, B3 as well as soluble fibres in persimmon delivers superb benefits for digestive health. While B vitamins regulate the breakdown of carbohydrates, proteins, fats for optimal metabolism and energy levels, fibres enable unobstructed bowel movements for the elimination of solid wastes from the system and avert issues of bloating, flatulence, constipation. 

Known to help regulate blood sugar levels, persimmons are food that people who have diabetes should consider adding to their diet. Persimmons are rich in fiber, so they can leave you feeling fuller for a longer period; it may prevent you from reaching for other, less healthy snacks. Because persimmons are so rich in antioxidants, they have the power to neutralize disease-causing free radicals. You can enjoy persimmons’ cancer-fighting power simply by adding them to your diet. 

Persimmons can be consumed fresh, dried, or cooked. Raw fruits can be cut into quarters or eaten wholesome like an apple. Their texture varies from firm to mushy and is very sweet.

Here are some serving tips:

Dried persimmon fruits can be used in cookies, cakes, muffins, puddings, salads and as a topping in breakfast cereal. 

Persimmon fruit pudding is a popular dessert that uses fresh fruits. The persimmons are great in both sweet and savoury bakes and make a delicious snack on their own. If you’re looking for a sweet treat, freeze your persimmons for about six to eight hours. Then slice through it and spoon out the frozen custard-like goodness

Mother Nature Healthy Delights uses only sun-dried persimmons to offer you delicious healthy snacks. Our ingredients are carefully selected. 

See our Exotic Dried Fruits Selection.

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