Published: 12/7/2015 4:06 PM
If you've shied away from persimmons at the super market simply because you were unsure how to eat them or what they would taste like, we're telling you now, it's time to experience all that this spectacular fruit has to offer! Persimmons come in two varieties, fuyu and hachiya - fuyu being a little more user-friendly as they can be eaten while still mildly crunchy - like a pear. Hachiya must be soft like a water balloon, and if eaten too soon, contain high levels of astringent tannins that coat the mouth and are highly unpleasant to eat. Persimmons are rich in fiber for smooth digestion, and antioxidants to help eradicate free radicals, combat disease and slow down the aging process. They are naturally very sweet with a mild flavor that is a bit like melon, pumpkin, and caramel. Very unique and tasty!
Try them in this raw pumpkin pie flavored persimmon breakfast bowl by Christine Roseberry of Just Glowing with Health