Sharon fruits are healthy, tasty, yet remarkably cheap. Well not cheaper than bananas, but when compared to other exotic fruits like dragon fruits and passion fruits -they are cheap. Compared to dragon fruits, they are almost five times cheaper. This exotic fruit is available throughout the year and are easily stored. Persimmons have a lot of variety, but the most popular ones are the Asian ones. Although, originally it was grown in the Sharon Valley of Israel, it was later popularised in China and Japan. Around 1000 BCE, Persimmons were grown extensively in Asia and since then it has become a major export of the region.
Why is Persimmon an exotic fruit?
Did you know, in case of fruits, exotic has a very different meaning. An exotic fruit, isn’t an alluring tasty fruit -that grows in a distant foreign land. Well, it is all that -but also much more. An exotic fruit is a fruit that contains a diverse range of phytochemicals and micronutrients. In short, if a fruit is categorised as exotic -it’s one of the healthiest inclusions to your diet. Drawing conclusion from this concept, it would be safe to assume -Persimmons are loaded in nutrients. This exotic fruit has a whole range of polyphenolic compound, carotenoids, vitamins, essential minerals and fatty acids.
How does it taste?
Taste, like every other sense, is best sensed. Textual description of taste is never an appropriate justification to the subject in question. However, people who have had this exotic fruit, describe it to be honey-like sweet when ripe, and fresh citrus-like sweet when not. Both the cases have a subtle touch of brown sugar like flavour. The flesh of Persimmon is seedless and orange to orange-red in colour: the texture is similar to that of apricot. The skin of this fruit is often compared to apple, although a bit harder. And, like apple you can chew into a Persimmon without peeling off the skin.
Nutrient fact check of this exotic fruit.
In the nutrient analysis of Persimmon, its vitamin and mineral contents, prominently stand out. Persimmon is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, and by extraordinary measures. An average sized Persimmon can cover 55% of our daily Vitamin A requirement and 21% of Vitamin C.
It’s low in risky nutrients like, carbohydrate, fat and cholesterol. It has decent quantity of sugar and rich in dietary fiber. It’s rich in Omega-6 fatty acids and essential amino acids like -threonine, tryptophan, leucine, Aspartic acid, glutamic acid, leucine and valine. As a matter of fact it has all known amino acids from moderate to good measures. This in itself makes this exotic fruit a great benefactor of health. Coming to the minerals, Persimmon is rich in Potassium, and decently contains iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Finally, Persimmons are rich in water content, making them very succulent and has good levels of phytosterols ( that help reducing levels of bad cholesterols.)