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The Glorious Persimmon

The Glorious Persimmon

Wednesday 9th November 2016

I was delighted to see organic Persimmon or Sharon Fruit available from Riverford Organic's this week, delighted not just because they are totally delicious but also because they are a nutritional powerhouse of a fruit. The humble looking persimmon offers a high vitamin and mineral level, along with a whole range of other beneficial organic antioxidant phytochemicals including catechins, gallocatechins, betulinic acid, and various carotenoid compounds. Minerals included in these fruit include manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium.

The range of health benefits conferred by these lovely fruit are almost endless including reducing cancer risk and anti-tumor properties, significant lowering of blood pressure, improved circulation, digestive aid and immune enhancement.

So my advice is whenever you see these fruit for sale, especially if you can get your hands on Organic ones, then go for it and eat them knowing you are doing yourself good.

*Please do not consume if you are hypotensive (have low blood pressure) due to blood pressure lowering effects.

** For more detailed info on the nutritional benefits of the persimmon then visit; https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/persimmons.html