1. Persimmon is a very romantic fruit. Its title has several translations and each of them is beautiful. In ancient Greek, persimmon means "food of the gods" or "divine fire", from Latin - "heart apple".
2. Persimmon is not actually a fruit, it is a berry and it grows on trees or large bushes (depending on the variety).
3. Today, more than 700 varieties of persimmon are known.
4. There are several exotic persimmons, one of which is called "chocolate pudding". The thing is that when ripe, the berries acquire a black color and taste, as the name suggests, chocolate.
5. The antibacterial properties of persimmon protect against various diseases, in particular against those caused by various types of E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus.
6. Persimmon is rich in vitamins C, E, A, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, iodine and is indicated for vitamin deficiency. In terms of antioxidant content, it is not inferior to green tea. To get all the benefits of the berry, it is recommended to drink it with milk.
7. Persimmons have a low glycemic index - 45, which means that blood glucose levels after a persimmon snack will rise slowly, which will allow you to feel full for much longer than after eating, say, sweets or baked goods.
8. Persimmon is known as an effective sedative. The provitamins contained in it are capable of bringing the nervous system back to normal and increasing efficiency in a matter of minutes.
9. 100 g of persimmon contains only 53 kcal, so this berry is more than a dietary product.
10. The magnesium contained in this berry helps to remove salt from the body and has a beneficial effect on kidney function. It also reduces the likelihood of stones forming in them.
11. With persimmon, excellent salads are obtained. Try mixing persimmon chunks with a salad mix, fried almonds and parmesan. Or, if you are a fan of original recipes, try the goat cheese salad. Combine olive oil, Dijon mustard, honey, lemon juice and some salt. Cut into small pieces of persimmon and peeled tangerine slices, mix them, watering with dressing. Sprinkle with goat cheese chunks on top and pepper.
Attention! Persimmon is contraindicated for people who have undergone open surgery on the intestines and stomach, as well as those who suffer from chronic diseases of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. The reason is the large amount of tannin in the berry, the very substance that gives persimmon a tart, astringent taste.
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