PERSIMMONS by KAREN WILES
The beautiful persimmon, sweet, succulent and delicious when ripe.
A gorgeous dining caf� artwork to enhance any interior design!
The persimmon is a power health food, especially when grown organically!
Persimmons are red-brown or orange fruits that grow on trees like plums and look like a small, rather flat tomato capped by a calyx. The two varieties are stringent and non-astringent, the latter being pleasingly sweet. To avoid bitterness, the paler varieties should be eaten only when very ripe, usually peeled and after the first frost when grown in areas where a winter season occurs.
It's health benefits are amazing. Vitamin A shows itself to be a powerhouse in nutrition, offering 55% of the daily value in the persimmon. Vitamin C runs a close second with 21%, plus excellent amounts of manganese, a co-factor for the enzyme superoxide dismutase, for healthy mucous membranes and skin, as well as a known protectant against lung and mouth cancers.