Persimmon: Fruit with nutritional power and full of benefits

 Persimmon: Fruit with nutritional power and full of benefits

Lena Fisher

O khaki is one of the main fruits of the season, and its best harvest is in March. Of Chinese origin, it has several varieties, some of which are widely consumed in Brazil. In the country, most of the production takes place in the South region, where the climate is more favorable for its cultivation.

The orange-colored fruit with its juicy, sweet flesh is especially rich in vitamin A and vitamin C, among others. a great ally for diet and intestinal function However, you have to pay attention to the amount of carbohydrates, since it is a fruit rich in fructose (natural sugar).

Khaki: Benefits of the Fruit

Prevents constipation

In addition to being abundant in vitamins, persimmon is also good for fiber, thus helping to prevent constipation and regulating bowel function, prevents the uncomfortable feeling of swelling and facilitates weight loss.

Read more: Want to lose weight? Take care of your gut

Strengthens immunity

Not only fiber and vitamins make up a persimmon: The fruit is also rich in antioxidants. Essentially, its natural antioxidants fight the action of free radicals in the body, which prevents diseases from damaging the body's health. In addition, it helps prevent oxidative stress, which can cause premature aging of the skin and serious diseases, such as cancer.

Improves vision

Not only, its abundance in Vitamin A In this way, its properties protect the eyeballs from, for example, damage to the retina. In addition, the vitamin in question also benefits the health of the skin and the heart.

Read also: Vitamin A helps fight skin cancer

Most common types of persimmon

  • Fuyu
  • Strong Branch
  • Taubaté
  • Glombo

How to consume the persimmon

In principle, the fruit is most consumed fresh After all, its sweet flesh can easily be removed from the peel. But to get the most out of the fruit, choose to eat it when the peel is not too soft, but not too firm, and its color is orange or reddish.

However, there are recipes that include the tasty fruit, such as:

  • Jellies
  • Jams
  • Pudding

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Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.