The orange-red seedless Sharon fruits, are always a hit in the market. The reason behind it is not one but plenty. Let’s discuss in particular the taste and nutrition. The two things that make any fruit -or food in general- popular. Following a popular etymology, some people refer to Persimmon as “Divine fruit.” Other references translate as “wheat of Zeus,” and “God’s pear.” Now what drew this connection to divinity, is hard to say. It could be because it’s origin is close to the holy land in Israel, or because of its honey-like sweet taste.
The Sharon fruit in physicality is close to pear and apple. It’s taste is often described as fresh to sweet ( honey-like,) with a slight hint of brown sugar. The insides of this exotic fruit opens into a seedless orange flesh ( seeds always come in the way of relishing a fruit.) The texture and consistency of the flesh is described to be similar to that of an apricot. Whilst, the skin -slightly tougher to break than apple’s.
The nutritional breakdown
In terms of calorie, you need not worry much. You can munch down a Kilogramme of Sharon fruit ( which you obviously won’t ) and still not exceed our Daily Value intake. 25g of this fruit contains 133 kj of calorie. Compared to apples, Persimmons are rich in dietary fiber. Meaning, they are good for digestion. It’s low in carbohydrate, protein and fat. But, it’s strikingly rich in Vitamin C and A and fairly rich in potassium and iron. Hence, Sharon fruits are healthy and tasty options that won’t put you at risk of weight gain; the Vitamin C and minerals are a bonus.
Health benefits of Persimmon
Persimmon definitely won’t put you at the risk of weight gain. As a matter of fact, some studies have shown it might help in weight lose. Although, it has not yet been definitively established. Like most exotic fruits, Persimmon is rich in antioxidants. And as we know, antioxidants have a potent ability to prevent cancer, heart diseases, neurological diseases and stress.
Rich in Vitamin C also indicates benefit to your immunity system. Although, recently some medical approaches point that, consuming large doses of Vitamin C doesn’t necessarily enhanced immunity system. Yet, Vitamin C is still widely (by medical professionals) associated with our immunity.
The combination of nutrients found in Sharon fruits, have the ability to regulate blood pressure, reduce inflammation and bad cholesterol. All leading to a lower risk of heart disease. Finally, with large doses of Vitamin A ( orange looking fruits and vegetables, tend to be rich in Vitamin A,) gives Sharon fruits a potent healing and eyecare ability.
Ways to eat and availability
The best way to eat a fruit is ripe and raw. But Sharon fruit allows you room to play around a bit. You can use this exotic Persimmon fruit to make jelly, chutney, curry, pie, drinks, candy, fruit salad, pudding and much more. Sharon Fruits are also popularly available in dried and roasted versions. As far as availability is concerned Sharon fruits are easily refrigerated and are available throughout the year.