Persimmon Fruit


Persimmon Fruit

Persimmon fruit is an edible fruit (a berry, accurately) that is native to Asia and is known for basically two types of the fruit; the Fuyu and Hachiya. The persimmon tree, which produces the reddish-orange fruit, was first cultivated in China thousands of years ago and is now grown in many countries all over the world.

Persimmon Characteristics

When ripe, persimmon fruit ranges in color from light yellow to dark red-orange. Some are rounded, while others are heart- or pumpkin-shaped. Persimmons are known for their sweet taste and many people described its flavor as “honey-like.” The texture of the Persimmon is similar to that of apricot and its skin is a bit tougher than the skin of an apple.

Persimmon in Basket - Nannazz Fruits

Types of Persimmons

There are two main types of Asian Persimmon: Fuyu and Hachiya.

Hachiya is pale, heart or acorn-shaped, and astringent when not ripe. Eat them when ripe and they will make you eat more. Sweet, mild, and rich! When ordered we make sure that our Persimmon fruit is shipped to you, ready to eat. The Fuyu is shaped like a tomato and less astringent than Hachiya, making them sweet and edible sooner. You can eat and enjoy Fuyu while they’re still firm.

Persimmon Fruit helps you stay healthy

Eating one medium-sized persimmon (about 100 grams) a day is enough to help fight atherosclerosis, a leading cause of heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. Persimmon fruit is high in fibers (twice as much as apples), and significantly higher levels of sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and manganese.

Persimmon fit into your diet and have low calories (about 118 calories per fruit), which makes them a great choice and good addition to your weight loss of weight management program. The fruit is chock-full of nutrients, valued for their antioxidant properties (flavonoids – help prevent heart disease), high fiber content, and anti-inflammatory abilities.

And that’s not all: One persimmon contains about 55 percent of the daily vitamin A, which boosts and supports overall eye health.

Persimmon Cut in Pieces - Nannazz Fruits

How And When to Eat Persimmon Fruit?

Persimmons are often eaten fresh as a snack, tossed with salads, roasted, or cooked into desserts. The Fuyu can be eaten hard, while the Hachiya needs to be fully ripe and quite soft. Both taste super sweet and are a joy for the mouth and tongue.

Eating them is super easy: just use a sharp knife, cut off the leaves, and stem. Then slice the persimmon into wedges or slices, like with a tomato. The skin is absolutely edible and thin. If you prefer to peel it, just briefly immerse the whole fruit in hot water.

Another idea: Grab a ripe Hachiya, squeezed the pulp right into a bowl, sprinkled it with Maldon salt, and then dug in. If we take the article from it seems to be magical!! The Salt seems to balance out the sweetness of the Hachiya and makes it an amazing tasting experience.

More Ideas of how to eat, drink, and enjoy Persimmon Fruit:

Creamy Mango-Persimmon Smoothie Recipe

Spiced Persimmon Tea Cake

Coconut Persimmon Smoothie

Fuyu Persimmon Pie

*** Quick note for purchase and delivery ***

We deliver our persimmon fruit – which come directly from farms in Chiang Mai – directly to your doorstep and we use the following purchasing rules:

Hachiya Persimmon: 95 Baht/kilo*
Fuyu Persimmon: 115 Baht/kilo*

* Orders are accepted with a minimum of 3 kilos.

The shipping fee to deliver directly to your address is 120 Baht throughout Thailand.

** If you would like to combine both types into one order, please understand the following:
We send both the Fuyu and Hachiya from different farms, which means we have to approach the Fuyu and Hachiya Persimmon as different products and therefore charge an additional shipping fee for each product separately.

*** Nannazz Fruits delivers the avocados directly to your doorstep, convenient and reliable! ***