Persimmon fruit can be found in any grocery store this time of year. I bought a few the other day for 36 cents!
Not having tried it before, I was eager to taste it and incorporate it in recipes.
What does it taste like?
It taste like a cantaloupe-pear hybrid, with a touch of honey.
Although delicious on its own, I decided to make a quick smoothie with it.
1 persimmon, diced
1 pear, diced
1 cup of vanilla yogurt
Blend until smooth
…and voilà. A delicious winter smoothie!
Interesting facts about persimmons
- Persimmons are native to Japan
- Great source of fibre
- Rich in antioxidants
- Packed with vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium1
- When buying persimmons, choose the ripe ones, as they are sweeter and ready to eat – deep orange color.
- When in season (September to December) and on sale, buy in bulk, peel, cut into cubes and freeze them in bags – ready to use anytime.