Persimmon

Binomial name: Diospyros kaki L.f.

The kaki or persimmon tree usually grows from 5 to 15 m tall.

Origin: China and Japan, where it is cultivated since the 8th century.

Medicinal values: when the persimmon is not ripe it has an astringent effect, and when it is, it turns into a safe laxative. It avoids premature cell ageing, it prevents arteriosclerosis and it has a preventive effect against cancers, all due to its antioxidant action.

Caloric value per 100 g: 70 kcal

Varieties:

– Astringent group: Tomatero, Gordo or Rojo Brillante.

– Non astringent group: Sharoni and Fuyu.