Persimmons- One of the Fruits that Help Digestion

by admin on November 5, 2012

Persimmons!Ripe persimmons are a sweet and tangy edible berry. Its outer skin is waxy and it’s flesh is a juicy pulp. Like many other fruits that are high in tannins, it cannot be eaten unless it is ripe, otherwise it will stick to your skin.

Persimmons are one of the fruits that will ripen well if put in a paper sack with an apple, pear or banana. When the skin starts to split and the calyx is easy to remove, the fruit is fully ripe. Eating a one ripe can prove it to be one of the fruits that help digestion, while eating one unripe could prove to hurt it.

To make full use of the benefits and uses of fruit, some people like to eat the whole fruit with its peel while others rather scoop out the insides and eat them or turn them into a jam or chutney. The can also be canned with limes, cooked into desserts, made into a pudding or ice cream topping or cut up onto breakfast cereal.

When looking into the beneficial properties of individual fruits, you might find it interesting to note that when used to help with diarrhea it should be cooked, while using it to treat constipation and hemorrhoids, it should be raw. That is because the action of the chemicals found in persimmons is changed by heating them.

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