5 Ways to Eat Persimmons, a Winter Fruit

How To Eat Persimmons

When was the last time you got to enjoy the sweet juicy orange-colored fruit that is a persimmon? Persimmons are a delicious fruit for any meal or snack, especially in the wintertime when it is primarily known to be in season. In addition, now that they are gradually starting to appear in produce stores, you can purchase them and find the many unique ways to eat them. Therefore, follow on below to find out the creative and tasty ways you can eat your juicy persimmons:

Eat it by itself

Many people like mixing fruit with another ingredient simply because they never thought to eat it alone. But go ahead and try eating a persimmon on its own without any additional food or flavors to back it up. You get to directly taste its sweet essence and devour it as fast or slow as you like. This is the most natural way you can eat it and you will be getting a better enjoyment of its purity especially if you are one of those people who are able to take pleasure in eating one fruit at a time. Growing up, perhaps you were not taught about the simplicity of eating one fruit at a time. There are many benefits to this, the most important one being that eating one fruit at a time increases the body’s ability to digest more thorough and effectively. So if you have a sensitive stomach, try the persimmon unaccompanied and take pleasure in its goodness.

Fruit salad it up

A mixed bowl of fruits is always a great dessert idea. There aren’t any added sugars, except for the natural sweetness from the fruits. Toss a fruit salad with persimmons being the main ingredient, or mix and match with the variety of juicy fruits that are currently in season or at your immediate disposal. Fruits and Veggies More Matters suggests to “Combine persimmons, grapes, pomegranate seeds, apple cubes, and sliced green kiwi to create a bright salad for a snack…or even a hot oatmeal topping.” Create a tasty treat with little to no effort.

Eat it dried or in a trail mix

If you have a dehydrator you are in for a scrumptious delight! You can easily make persimmon fruit leather which tastes like candy. Simply stick the persimmons (flatten them fully first) into the dehydrator for a few hours and when they are ready to eat, take them on their own if you want a chewy base or cut them up into small pieces and create a trail mix for your next snack. The trail mix can consist of any combination of nuts and dried fruits that you prefer. For instance, you can add persimmons, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips, dates, and cherries.

Frozen persimmons

Do you like fruit ices? What about a sorbet? Frozen persimmons are able to freeze nicely in the freezer so that you can eat it like a sort of gentle ice cream. Wrap the persimmon all around in plastic wrap and aluminum foil so they are tight and snug. Simply freeze for a few hours and you will get a luscious frozen persimmon treat for your next dessert.

Yogurt parfait

Yogurt and fruit is a known breakfast that tastes great and has many benefits to it as well. Fruit is great for energy and digestion, and yogurt (especially plain) has beneficial bacteria which may help with gas/bloating. Adding the two together creates a great food synergy combination. Fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org suggests to “Scoop out the orange meat of a ripe persimmon and add it to a cup of yogurt.” What a quick and wonderfully tasty alternative to just having coffee for breakfast simply because you are pressed for time. For an added crunch try topping the parfait with chopped walnuts and for a sweet finish cover it with a touch of honey.

There you have it folks, 5 easy and tasty ways you can enjoy persimmons today

LavitaWritten By:  Levita Galinsky