Persimmon: 3 healthy benefits of a superfood you probably didn't know much about

Persimmon: 3 health benefits of a superfood you probably didn't know about, plus 2 recipes!

It looks like an orange-colored, extremely aromatic tomato. It is not a riddle: the fruit exists and it is called persimmon (or sharon fruit), a fruit of Japanese origin. It translates as "divine fire" and is full of great health benefits. 

Persimmon is an orange fruit, tasty and very sweet. It provides so many health benefits that some call it a superfruit. It is creamy and juicy, somewhat like a mango. It is very abundant in water and detoxifies the body.

You can only enjoy persimmon in the fall as it is very seasonal, unlike other fruits. And, fortunately, persimmon keeps for long periods of time: up to 30 days at room temperature.

Persimmon, a superfood 

1. It is a good source of vitamin A

-And also of beta-carotene which takes care of the health of the eyes. It also strengthens the cardiovascular and immune systems. Just one persimmon provides 55% of the recommended intake of vitamin A.

2. It's packed with antioxidants

-It is a powerful antioxidant because of its contribution to flavonoids and vitamin C. In fact, one persimmon contains 20% of the recommended daily intake. Vitamin C helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and combat inflammation. Free radicals are responsible for most of the oxidation in our bodies and aging in general.

3. Energetic

-Ideal for consumption after physical exercise as it contains potassium, copper and manganese -which help the body recover and stay healthy.

BONUS: Two recipes you can make with persimmon

If you want to try all the possibilities of this superfruit, we share with you some 2 recipes to start discovering the world of this delicious fruit

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Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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