Fruits From A-Z

Persimmon – Japanese

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Nutrition Information

1 serving = 168 g (1 fruit)

  • Very high in manganese (30% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of Vitamin C (21% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of Vitamin B6 (9% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of Vitamin K (6% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  •  Source of magnesium (6% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of potassium (270 mg per serving)
  • Sodium-free (2 mg per serving)
  • Fat-free (0.3 g per serving)
Look For

Persimmons with deep red undertones. Look for persimmons that are round and plump with glossy, smooth skin. Avoid blemishes, bruises or cracked skin and ensure it has leaves at the top.

To Store

Store them in the refrigerator when ripe.

To Prepare

The fruit can be eaten raw. Wait until they’re extremely soft, so that they feel as if they’re filled with water, before eating their jelly-like insides or else the experience will be very unpleasant. It can take up to a week for one to ripen, but the process can be sped up by storing it in a paper bag with a banana. Fuyu persimmons can be eaten when firm like an apple, skin and all.

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