Persimmon: useful properties and interesting facts


What contains

Persimmon is a precious source of vitamins and important trace elements. It contains: 

By the way, it is twice as much in persimmon as in apples. One serving of fruit contains about 20% of the daily requirement. Although fiber is not digested, it is simply necessary for the normal functioning of the intestines, the removal of toxins and waste products from the body. 

Very important substances that can fight free radicals that destroy cellular structures. 

One of the most important is zeaxanthin. It is a dietary phytonutrient that is carefully and selectively absorbed by the macula lutea of ​​the retina. It performs the functions of filtering light and filters out harmful blue rays. 

Thanks to them, our body has a valuable opportunity to fight free radicals. Free radicals are known to be by-products of cellular metabolism and, which is very dangerous, can mutate into cancer cells, further damaging various organs and systems. 

Namely – citric and malic acids. They play the role of universal natural oxidizers. 

They give persimmons such a tart taste, and often astringent. 


: copper helps proper absorption of iron; potassium helps regulate the functioning of the nervous system, heart and kidneys; phosphorus and manganese – are involved in the formation and maintenance of the health of the skeletal system; as well as calcium, iodine, sodium and iron. 

Useful Properties 

1. Persimmon is a natural antidepressant. It releases endorphins and lifts your spirits. What you need in the autumn-winter period!

2. It is an indispensable assistant for people suffering from anemia and anemia, because it increases hemoglobin in the blood.

3. Cleanses the body, providing a strong diuretic effect and removing sodium salts from it.

4. Leads to the normalization of blood pressure.

5. Thanks to its polymeric phenolic compounds, which are capable of producing “useful cholesterol”, it cleanses the vessels of plaques and prevents the formation of blood clots.

6. It has a positive effect on the functioning of blood vessels and the heart muscle.

7. Due to the significant content of beta-carotene, it has a beneficial effect on vision, prevents the appearance of wrinkles and slows down the aging process of cells.

8. It has a general strengthening effect on the body, forms its resistance to infections.

9. With regular use, it blocks the appearance of foci of malignant tumors.

10. Nourishes and nourishes, relieving hunger. At the same time, the energy value per 100 g of the fetus is 53-60 kcal. 

There are still contraindications 

Yes, of course, their number in no way overlaps the useful properties and is not even equivalent to them, BUT: 

1. Due to the rather high content of easily digestible sugars, persimmon should be used with caution by people suffering from diabetes.

2. For those who have disorders in the work of the intestines, for a while (until the problems are solved) it is better to refrain from this delicacy altogether, since intestinal obstruction may also appear (due to the high fiber content). 

Just watch your body, listen to it! And remember that everything is good in moderation. One fruit a day will only bring benefits. 

And now some interesting facts about persimmons: 

1. The first acquaintance with persimmon occurred in 1855, when the American admiral Matthew Perry discovered Japan to the West, which had been in complete isolation for more than 200 years. Matthew returned to his homeland not empty-handed, but, as you understand, it was with her – with persimmons.

2. There are about 500 varieties of this fruit in the world! Yes, yes, there are not only “King”, “Chamomile”, “Bull’s Heart” and “Chocolate”.

3. In the Middle East, persimmon symbolizes wisdom and is even considered the fruit of the prophets.

4. The pulp of the berry is actively used in cosmetology and is used to prepare various natural cosmetics.

5. Have you ever thought that the taste of persimmon is somewhat reminiscent of dates? So, the Russian name “persimmon” arose precisely because of this similarity, because in some dialects of Iran and Iraq, the fruits of the date palm are called “persimmon”! 

Well, they figured it out! The delicacy turned out to be not only tasty, but also very useful and interesting. All persimmons! 

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