• Sweet and succulent, the Persimon® variety of persimmons has a firm consistency and is delicious when eaten raw. It can also be enjoyed as a dried fruit. It’s versatile for so many recipes!
  • The Persimon® is not astringent like other varieties of persimmons. The flavour is reminiscent of a peach or mango
  • Persimon® is high in fibre, with 6 grams per fruit
  • They are a source of vitamins C, K and folate, and an excellent source of vitamin A
  • Persimon® contains the minerals potassium, magnesium and manganese, which are factors in the maintenance of good health
  • Persimon® contains the antioxidants beta carotene, lutein and lycopene. These antioxidants, along with vitamins A and C, may help protect human cells from the damaging action of free radicals, thus protecting against heart disease, cancer and aging

Persimmons – Diospyros kaki

Nutrition Information
(from Canadian Nutrient File: http://webprod3.hc-sc.gc.ca/cnf-fce/index-eng.jsp food #1653)

Macronutrients (Per 1 fruit (168 g) )
Energy (kcal) 118 kcal
Protein 1 g
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fibre, total dietary 6 g
Select Minerals
Magnesium, Mg 15 mg
Potassium, K 270 mg
Manganese, Mn 0.596 mg
Select Vitamins
Beta carotene (vitamin A) 425 µg
Folate, naturally occurring 13 µg
Vitamin A, RAE 136 µg
Vitamin C 12.6 mg
Vitamin K 4.4 µg
Antioxidants
Lutein and zeaxanthin 1401 µg
Lycopene 267 µg
Beta cryptozanthin 2431 µg

Persimmons are:

  • very high in fibre
  • a source of: magnesium, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin K
  • an excellent source of: vitamin A, manganese
  • contain 7 essential nutrients

The benefits of Vitamin A:

  • aids in the development and maintenance of night vision
  • aids in maintaining the health of the skin and membranes
  • helps build strong bones and teeth
  • supports night vision
  • supports healthy skin

The benefits of Vitamin C:

  • a factor in the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth and gums
  • a dietary antioxidant
  • a dietary antioxidant that significantly decreases the adverse effects of free radicals on normal physiological functions
  • a dietary antioxidant that helps to reduce free radicals and lipid oxidation in body tissues
  • helps build teeth, bones, cartilage and gums
  • protects against free radicals
  • protects against the damage of free radicals
  • protects against the oxidative effects of free radicals

Other claims:

A healthy diet rich in a variety of vegetables and fruit may help reduce the risk of some types of cancer

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