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Persimmons trees are from China, and the orange fruits are sweet and flavourful. Some people prefer to eat them fresh, while others consume them dried or cocked. There are several types of persimmon trees, and the fruit is full of nutrients that bring many health benefits.

As health professionals have noticed, persimmons contain several vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, and vitamin K), potassium, manganese, copper, fiber, thiamine, riboflavin, phosphorus, and magnesium. A study found that persimmons are better than apples to keep the doctor away. 


Persimmons have a high concentration of dietary fiber


According to the study, persimmons have several nutrients that fight atherosclerosis. This disease can trigger heart disease, strokes, and other heart-related problems. Because they are rich in fibers and low in calories, persimmons are an excellent snack for those trying to lose weight. While both persimmons and apples should be included in our diet, persimmons have twice more fibers than apples. 


The fruit has antioxidant properties


The fruit has antioxidant qualities, and it can help fight diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer and other chronic diseases. Another fantastic fact about persimmons is that the fruits contain beta-carotene, a substance that helps in preventing type 2 diabetes. 


How to incorporate persimmons into your diet


Persimmons are fall fruits, and they can be consumed as such, or they can be introduced into our recipes. The fruits can be used for desserts, such as persimmon bread, in fresh salads, or they can be cocked in the oven next to a roast. Thin slices of persimmon can be added on top of puddings and yogurt. Guests will be impressed with your charcuterie board once you add a couple of fresh ingredients such as persimmon slices, goat cheese, ham, and nuts. 

For those who would like to enjoy the properties of the fruit without eating it, persimmon tea is a great alternative. 

Elizabeth G. Cole
Elizabeth used to be an English teacher, but she left her old job so she could raise her children and get more involved with saving the environment. She is passionate about the Planet and loves to cover this topic, but also enjoys to write about family and children activities.