Have You Tried Persimmon Fruit?

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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.

Persimmon Smoothie

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.


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