Seasonal Food: Persimmon

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This time of year persimmons start showing up in local grocers across the country. This fruit, which is technically a berry, has a sweet, mellow taste. This little fruit also boasts some good nutrition.

Nutrients

Persimmons are a good source of¬†vitamin’s A, C, E and B6. They also contain other B vitamins, like folate, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamine.

Persimmons are high in lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthin, all important anti-oxidants.

Persimmons also contain essential trace minerals such as manganese, copper, magnesium, phosphorus and iron.

One persimmon has 3.5 grams of fiber.

In the US persimmons are often used to make sweet treats, but for a healthier way to eat it, try this recipe from Nom Nom Paleo for Winter Kale & Persimmon Salad, as published in Costco Connection.

Kale and Persimmon Salad | Heal It With Food

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