Scientific Binomial Name: Diospyros virginiana
Sliced and used in salads or desserts.
A Good-quality persimmon will have very soft and slightly wrinkled skin. The skin will be brilliant-orange and the flesh burnt-orange in color.
Avoid:Avoid product that is so soft the skin has split or has black scars or bruises.
Persimmons are available October through December from California.
Persimmon Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 Persimmons (168g)
Amount Per Serving
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: PMA's Labeling Facts
Persimmons are very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. They're also a good source of Iron, and a very good source of Vitamin C.
Persimmons Tips & Trivia
- There are both native American and Oriental persimmons, all orange in color (except for a small, purple Mexican variety) and all shaped roughly like an acorn.
- The persimmons tree is a large member of the ebony family and produces one of the hardest woods known which is ideal for golf clubs.