A Subtly Sweet Juicy Treat
Persimmons are rich in Vitamins A, C, E, and some B’s, fiber, manganese, copper, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorous. Persimmons contain antioxidants, which help your body fight free radicals, maintain healthy cells, and improve your overall health and ability to prevent disease.
Persimmon season is typically October to January. Two common varieties you may see in the store are Hachiya and Fuya. How do you tell them apart?
Hachiya = High (eat when very soft)
Fuya = Flat (can be eaten when firm or soft)
Hachiya persimmons are higher in shape. Before they become soft, they are very astringent. Wait until they are super soft and mushy to enjoy. Take a big bite or eat with a spoon.
Fuya persimmons are flatter in shape. They can be eaten when still firm or when soft. They can be cut up or eaten like an apple. Slice it through the middle to see a nature star!
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