The Persimmon Fruit: Fruit Of The Gods?

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 24, 2009

Behold the Persimmon fruit.

This one in particular is a Fuyu variety.

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What is a Persimmon fruit, anyways?

  • A persimmon, known to the ancient Greeks as "the fruit of the gods"
  • Hundreds of varieties grow around the world
    • The Fuyu is fat and round, like a ripe tomato, with a waxy orange skin and heart-shaped leaves. When firm, its texture is smooth and crisp with a mild flavour. When left to ripen until it yields slightly, like a pear or peach, its honeyed flavour is sweeter and more pronounced.
  • Vary in size from 1.5-9 cm in diameter
  • They may be spherical, acorn-, or pumpkin-shaped
  • High in glucose
  • Nutritional highlights: (per fruit): 70 kcals, 3.6 grams fibre, 19 grams carbs, 13% of Vitamin C, and 167% of Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Because they are high in glucose, this fruit would make an excellent pre-workout snack

How I prepared my Persimmon (Fuyu):

Slice in half.

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Remove Core.

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Scoop out flesh with a spoon.

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Cut up and take the leap!

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My Permission ripened on my counter for at least 1 week so it was quite soft. In this picture you can also see that there was almost a syrup covering the fruit (high in glucose, don’t forget!).

My taste review:

  • Because of the roots or veins in this fruit, it has a very strange texture. The flesh was soft, but once I bite through all of the ‘roots’ it was really crunchy to bite through them.

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  • The taste was quite sweet and pleasant
  • Texture = weird, soft yet stringy
  • I had this before my long run on the weekend and I did seem to have a little pep to my step, so perhaps the kick of carbs did the trick. ;)

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My next Exotic Fruit Experimentation: The Prickly Pear! Yikes!

I best get back to my to-do list. I’m trucking along. No sign of my blender today. I’m seriously in GMM withdrawal! I did receive my HUGE bag of gluten free oats though.  :)

Have a lovely day!

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Eliana >^..^ January 4, 2010 at 8:44 am

This is my favorite fruit ever! Being from Colombia and growing up with all kinds of cool fruits, this one was amazing. My favorite kind is the fuyu. YUMMY!

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Tahina October 6, 2010 at 7:47 pm

you can eat the skin on them, it’s really yummy!

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Tahina October 6, 2010 at 7:47 pm

you can eat the skin on them, it’s really yummy!

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Tahina October 6, 2010 at 7:47 pm

you can eat the skin on them, it’s really yummy!

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