[CnD] difference between persimmons

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Fri Jan 27 11:16:58 EST 2017

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From: Danielle Ledet via Cookinginthedark [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org] 
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:22 PM
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Subject: Re: [CnD] difference between persimmons

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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