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Fresh Persimmon

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Japan's national fruit, the persimmon [pr. puhr-SIHM-muhn] grows on the Diospyros kaki tree. The most commonly found varieties are the "Hachiya", round with a slightly elongated, pointed base and the "Fuyu", smaller and more tomato-shaped. When ripe, both have a red-orange skin and flesh, creamy texture and a tangy-sweet, vanilla-like flavour. They contain a good amount of vitamin A and some vitamin C.

Preparation : 5 min
160 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

4 persimmons 900 g

Before you start

Contrary to most other fruits, persimmons are at their best when appearing somewhat wrinkled, with a slightly faded skin colour and soft texture. Choose only ripe fruits and handle them with care because they are fragile. If they are underripe, let them ripen at room temperature, possibly placing them next to an apple (the gas released by the apple will help activate the persimmon's ripening process).

If eaten even slightly underripe, the Hachiya variety will pucker the mouth with an incredible astringency, due to its high tannin content, but will taste sweet when the fruit is ripe. The Fuyu however, is not at all astringent and can be eaten when still firm, with an apple-like texture, but it is less flavourful than the Hachiya.

Method

If you wait until the persimmon has ripened to a soft, shriveled mess, you can simply remove the crown, cut the fruit in half lengthwise, then spoon out its exquisitely sweet and delicate pulp.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (230g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

160

Fat

0 g

1 %

Saturated 0 g
+ Trans 0 g

0 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

0 mg

0 %

Carbohydrate

43 g

14 %

Fibre

8 g

33 %

Sugars

29 g

Protein

1 g

Vitamin A

56 %

Vitamin C

29 %

Calcium

2 %

Iron

2 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ¼ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Fat, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Trans Fat
Source of  :
Copper, Folacin, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K
Good source of  :
Potassium, Vitamin E
Excellent source of  :
Fibre, Manganese, Vitamin A
Diet-related health claims  :
Artery-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits 2 ½

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