This very healthy fruit (Latin name: Diospyros kaki) is very rich in vitamin C, and boosts immunity.
It contains three grams of fiber (that is, over 10 percent of the daily requirement). helps lower cholesterol levels and to regulate digestion. It contains a large amount of fructose, it is recommended in the diet of those who have elevated blood sugar levels.
Persimmon is especially rich in flavonoids, especially quercetin, which makes it a desirable food product in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Thanks to the flavonoids, it protects the body from harmful effects of radicals.
In Eastern traditional medicine, it is used as an aid in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, diseases of the stomach, liver and gall bladder (against fatty liver and poor secretion of bile, because stimulates the liver). It is a natural laxative, and also has antibacterial and antibiotic properties. It can also help to reduce fever and to relieve hot flashes.
The best is to use persimmons, which is under the hand soft. Since it can be used for making juice, jam, syrup or fruit salad.