Persimmon fruit belongs to genus Diospyros from the family of Ebenaceae and in botanical categorization it comes under the classification of berries.A completely ripe Persimmon fruit is soft, very sweet and tasty.Persimmon is usually eaten raw in ripe form. However, its dried variant is eaten as a snack and used in making desserts.It is a nutritive fruit with a ideal composition of vitamin minerals, phytonutrient and has a complete protein profile. It is low in fats and has moderate quantity of nutritional value. Persimmon has a good combination of nutrients but in moderate quantities.But it has reasonably high level of manganese which fulfills approximately 17% of our body’s daily requirement. Other than Manganese, Persimmon adds about 9% of Vitamin C and 8% of Vitamin B6. Dietary fiber on this fruit is quite high and water content is 80% of the total fruit mass.
Persimmon fruit contains high amounts of antioxidants and phytonutrient. These nutrients neutralize free radicals which cause many degenerative diseases like ages, cancer, cataract and macular degeneration.
iber rich food is also beneficial as it reduces the craving of sugar or processed food. So persimmon fruit can be the best food for your weight loss program.
Persimmon contains Lutein Zeaxanthin which is an Isomer and the most common Carotenoid alcohol present in nature. It works on retina and arrests eye related degenerative diseases like Macular degeneration. It is also known to prevent the incidences of cataract. Contains nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K that are known for their anti-oxidant properties. These nutrients are extremely important to protect the eye from retinal damage.
Persimmon fruit has a high amount of fiber. Fiber provides roughage during digestion which is essential to improve digestion process.
Potassium is an abundant trace metal found in Persimmon fruit. It helps in regulating optimum blood pressure in the body by widening the blood vessels and relaxing muscles in the body.
Diabetes patients should also eat it in moderate quantities as it contains high amount of sugar and can elevate blood glucose level.
Peel and slice persimmons. Put them in blender together with all other ingredients and blend until smooth.
Serve immediately or put them in the refrigerator for several hours, with whipped topping.