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What is Persimmon Fruit?

By: Anna D., RD

Estimated Reading Time: 2 min

The persimmon is an edible fruit that comes from the persimmon tree. There are two main types of persimmon fruit: astringent and non-astringent These fruits can be eaten raw, cooked or dried. They are commonly added to everything from salads to baked goods and more. In addition to being incredibly versatile, they are also high in many important nutrients and antioxidants and have a long list of potential health benefits that they can provide.

Health Benefits * Loaded with Antioxidants * Supports Healthy Vision * Reduces Cholesterol Levels * Decreases Inflammation * Lowers Blood Pressure

Nutrition Facts One raw persimmon fruit contains approximately: (11) * 118 calories * 31.2 grams carbohydrates * 1 gram protein * 0.3 gram fat * 6 grams fiber

Look for persimmons starting in October, which is when the persimmon season typically begins. They can usually be found throughout the winter and are often available well into January.

Persimmon Chia Pudding Ingredients For the Vanilla Chia Pudding: 2 cups vanilla coconut milk or almond milk ½ cup + 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 vanilla bean or 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract 2 ½ tablespoons pure maple syrup ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch ground cardamom

For the Persimmon Cream: 3 very ripe persimmons ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


To Make the Vanilla Chia Pudding: Add nut milk, chia seeds, vanilla bean seeds or extract, maple syrup, cinnamon, and cardamom to an airtight container. Whisk and refrigerate overnight or for at least 8 hours.

To Make the Persimmon Cream: Once your chia pudding is ready, de-stem your persimmons and add them to a food processor along with the cinnamon and process into a smooth cream. In four small glasses or two larger glasses, create layers of chia pudding and persimmon cream starting with the pudding. I did 6 total layers or 3 layers of each. Enjoy and refrigerate leftovers!

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