health benefits of persimmon fruitWinter is a great season to eat persimmon fruit and enjoy persimmon fruit benefits. This beautiful juicy orange color fruit originates from the Far East and has a great resemblance to tomatoes. Persimmon fruit is very highly regarded in China, and in Japan it is considered to be a national fruit. For the last 100 years, the popularity of persimmon fruit has been growing in Europe and in the US, and nowadays, great plantations of persimmon trees are cultivated in sunny California, providing the country with this sweet and delicious healthy natural remedy rich in various minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.

Just like carrots, apricots and other orange color fruit, persimmon fruits are considered to be great sources of beta-carotene, fiber and vitamins C and A. According to a study carried out in Israel, persimmon fruit has higher content of very important minerals and nutrients, such as p-coumaric acids, ascorbic acid, phenols, insoluble dietary fiber, phosphorus, calcium and others, than many other fruits, including apples.  100 g of the fruit has about 60-65 kcal and persimmon fruit is widely used in modern culinary for making various pies, cakes, ice creams and other desserts.

persimmon fruit benefitsOne of the most important health benefits of persimmon fruit is anti-cancer properties, due to a high content of beta carotene and vitamin A. This fruit can lower the risks of lung cancer and is recommended to be consumed by chronic smokers. Eating just 100 g of persimmon fruit a day is linked to stronger cardio-vascular health and reduced risks of atherosclerosis. Being an excellent source of iron, persimmon fruit can be very useful to those people who suffer from anaemia. Due to a high content of iodine, regular consumption of this fruit assists in improving the function of thyroid gland, and this is one of the most valuable persimmon fruit benefits.

In traditional Chinese medicine, persimmon fruit products were used to treat such problems as asthma, hiccups, lung infections, hemorrhoids, diarrhea and many others. Certainly, to enjoy all health benefits of persimmon fruit, it is recommended to consume fresh fruits. You can use this fruit as an ingredient for you morning smoothie, or add slices of it to your light vegetable or fruit salad, as well as eat the slices of persimmon fruit with your cereal, oatmeal, pancakes or low fat yogurt. Avoid eating immature persimmon fruit as they do not taste delicious, and also remember that people who suffer from obesity and diabetes are not recommended to eat much of this natural superfood.

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One Response to “Health Benefits Of Persimmon Fruit”

  1. สถานที่ท่องเที่ยวNo Gravatar Says:

    Persimmon fruit has a shape that is flattened, rounded, sharp to its end, like tomatoes