[CnD] difference between persimmons

Danielle Ledet singingmywayin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 23:21:45 EST 2017

Awww thank you. This is soooooooo helpful! I will have to try them!

On 1/26/17, Sugar via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
> If you've noticed orange/Reddish  fruits that resemble tomatoes in your
> grocery store or farmer's market during the fall and early winter months,
> you've stumbled across persimmons.
> They are in season from November to around February.
> Native to Asia, persimmons are categorized as berries, and typically come
> in
> two types: Hachiya and Fuyu.
> Hachiya Persimmons
> Hachiya persimmons are heart or acorn-shaped, and can be quite astringent.
> These are the persimmons that should not be eaten until they're ripe, or
> even overripe, as their unripened taste can be extremely bitter and
> unappealing.
> Putting a Hachiya persimmon in a paper bag, or next to pears or bananas
> (which give off ethylene gas), will help it ripen quicker. When it's soft,
> or even feels a bit too soft, that's when you know it's time to eat! One
> perfect way to tell if a Hachiya persimmon is ripe is to pull lightly on
> its
> green top. If it the top pulls off easily, it's ready to go.
> A very pop8ular way to do this is to manipulate the the fruit and place it
> in your freezer so that it thinks it's going through it's first frost.
> (Sugar says,I do this and it works great!)
> One reason to watch the ripening of your Hachiya persimmons is because once
> they're finally ready, their delicate sweetness goes particularly great
> with
> salads and in smoothies.
> Fuyu Persimmons
> The same color as Hachiya persimmons, Fuyu persimmons are usually squat and
> round, and look the most like orange-Reddish  tomatoes.
> This type of persimmon is much less astringent, which means it can be eaten
> even if it's not fully ripe. An unripened Fuyu is usually easy to cut, and
> is just as sweet as a ripe Hachiya.
> Persimmon Health Benefits
> Persimmons are a great source of both vitamins A and C, two vitamins that
> are vital for healthy skin and a healthy immune system. They're
> exceptionally low in fat, but are high in fiber, making them the perfect
> sweetener for a green smoothie.
> The orange color of persimmons is a dead giveaway that they're high in beta
> carotene. Another antioxidant persimmons have in spades? Lycopene, which
> has
> been studied as possibly helping to fight against certain types of cancers
> (cervical and breast cancer).
> Fresh persimmons are also high in manganese, potassium and copper.
> the difference between hachiya and fuyu persimmons by greenblender
> "May you by your good life show your works
> in the gentleness of wisdom. James 3:13"
> -Sugar
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