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I grew up eating persimmons and they are some of my favorite fruit during the winter!  Mostly, whenever I’ve eaten them in public though, I get something like this: “Why are you eating an orange tomato?”  Hm, time for a quick tutorial!  You seriously don’t want to be missing out on this fantastic fruit.

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Nutritional Data:

American persimmons, raw
Diospyros virginiana
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 531 kJ (127 kcal)
33.5 g
Sugars n/a
Dietary fiber n/a
0.4 g
0.8 g
Vitamin C

66 mg

Trace metals

27 mg


2.5 mg


26 mg


310 mg


1 mg


1. Wash your persimmons.  When I shop, I look for the ones that are the most orange.  Yes, they’ll be completely hard and not very yummy…so don’t try to eat them before following the rest of the steps!


2. Place the persimmons in a plastic bag (any bag will do).


3.  Stick the bag into a freezer for 24-48 hours (or until frozen solid).


4.  Move them into your fridge or leave at room temperature until the persimmons are completely thawed.  It usually takes me 48 hours.

5. Slice and eat!

If you found this helpful, you’ll probably love the post The Correct Way to Eat a Pomegranate…so check it out!