Persimmon

Diospyros kaki

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

  • About

Persimmon

Persimmons look like large orange tomatoes, and have the same succulent flesh. They are available from midsummer to midwinter. Look for heavy bleft fruit with no blemishes. They are very unpleasant when underripe, so wait until they are soft before eating. Persimmons are best enjoyed on their own or in a fruit salad, but can be added to puddings and cakes or made into jams and chutneys. Remove the stalk, cut the fruit in half and scoop out the flesh.
  • Low-fat. High in carotene and vitamin C.