Plants and Health

Persimmon: a fruit with multiple benefits


From its botanical name "Khaki diospyros », We can recognize it by its great similarity to the tomato. Its skin is smooth and orange to red in color depending on the variety and the degree of maturity.

Tree of the Ebenaceae family and native to China, persimmon is still called persimmon. Of the same name, its fuit is also called "fig cap », « platemine " or "persimon ».

Unripe and still green, it is acrid, astringent and non-edible at the same time. When it is ripe, its flesh becomes tender and chewy: the persimmon is then delicious and offers a sweet and sweet flavor.

Recognized for its nutritional benefits, the persimmon fruit contains vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidant properties.

In therapy, its content of fibersis indicated to promote the intestinal tract, strengthen the body's defenses. Added to these benefits are its energizing and toning potential.

Easy to store, persimmon can be consumed in a number of ways:

  • Ripe, it can be eaten with a spoon, but when it is still firm, it bites like an apple.
  • Added to a fruit salad, it is just as appreciated.
  • Baked, in jam, in a compote or in a crumble, persimmon is suitable for all your desires.
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Khaki, for the record

Still called "khakiApple », « platemine " or "figcaque ", persimmon was not discovered in Europe until the 19th century. In France, its first trees were planted (in 1870) in Toulon.

New exotic fruitVery popular in the south of France, persimmon cultivation has gradually spread to Mediterranean areas, and even to regions where the temperature reaches -15 ° C.

Consumable in any season (especially in autumn), this fruit with aromasexceptionaland lots of vitaminsis recommendedespecially during periods winter.

There are two main categories: the khakiAmericanand the khakifrom Asia.

Persimmon: health benefits

The khaki full of vitamins(A, B and C), saltsminerals(potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sodium), but also manganese and selenium; making it astringent, diuretic and depurative.

It is also a energizingand toning, very effective in the fight against harmful bacteria thanks to the vitamin C that he closes.

The antioxidant properties conferred by the carotenoids, tannins, flavonoids (gallic acid, catechins, proanthocyanidins ...) that it contains, promote the treatment of coronary heart disease.

It is also essential for child growth, an immune system stimulant. It also improves eyesight.

  • Health professionals recommend persimmon for lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Its role as protector of stomach and cleaner intestines gives it digestive properties: the fibers it contains promote lipid metabolism.

A real soothing fruit, "persimon" is also indicated in the event of lazy digestion (constipation).

It is also known for its properties promoting the strengthening of the immune system, and the fight against colds and influenza.

For the treatment and prevention of diabetes, the properties of persimmon leaves help inhibit alpha-amylase. They are used to increase sensitivity to insulin.

To have a beautiful and soft skin at the same time, the consumption of the "fig cap" is very often indicated.

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Tips about persimmon

Ripe persimmon can be enjoyed for dessert or in the middle of the morning: it is useespecially in winterto keep the form, without overdoing it because persimmon is above all a laxative.

Warning: Consumption of persimmon is not recommended for patients suffering from troublesdigestive, to the diabeticsand obese.

If in doubt, do not hesitate to seek the advice of your doctor.


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Video: Japani Phal Se Ilaj. Persimmon Health Benefits. Japani Phal Ke Fayde in Urdu Hindi. (October 2020).