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Spanish persimon® are very versatile and can be eaten however you prefer – whether that’s hard, like an apple, or soft like a peach.
TIP: If they are too hard for your liking, leave them to ripen with other fruits in the fruit bowl. Bananas in particular will help them to ripen.

Spanish persimon® have no pips or stone and so are really great for kids.
TIP: Simply eat them like an apple, discarding the top like you would an apple core. Leave the skin on or peel it, or cut into segments for a sweet and healthy lunchbox treat.

Spanish persimon are available just in time for Halloween. Why not get the kids making mini jack o’lanterns by carving a scary face out of the soft flesh?
FUN TIP:  Spanish persimon® are also ideal for making healthy Halloween treats. Slice the persimon® into rounds and use Halloween shaped cookie cutters to make spooky treats that you can decorate with melted chocolate and sprinkles for extra sweetness.

One persimon® counts as one of your 5-a-day. They are a good source of kaki-persimon vitamin A and C and potassium and are high in antioxidants. Spanish persimon® have also been associated with helping to lower cholesterol and the risk of clogging in the arteries*.
TIP: As well as eating persimon® fresh from the fruit bowl, you can also try adding them to your morning cereal or serving them with yoghurt or ice-cream. They make the perfect addition to salads too.

* Study carried out by Shela Gorinstein at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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

Source: Spanish Persimon

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