Persimmon is a fruit native to Asia that not everyone knows about, but it is very rich and healthy, especially for its antioxidant properties.
This fruit comes from a tree called persimmons, from which it receives its name, belonging to the ebony family, and was formerly cultivated in Asia, where it originated in the 7th century. Currently its cultivation has spread to various regions of the world.
Persimmon has a high content of vitamins that give it this antioxidant property. These are vitamin A, which is found in even greater amounts than in other fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C, which has many beneficial health properties in addition to this, and vitamin E. In addition, persimmon contains lycopene, a very healthy flavonoid.
In addition, this very beneficial fruit has a very good diuretic effect thanks to its potassium and low sodium content, helping to combat frequent problems such as hypertension and fluid retention.
Depending on the state of maturity of the fruit, it can be used to treat pathologies as different from each other as constipation or diarrhea. When ripe, it is very rich in soluble fibers, which promote bowel movements, helping to combat constipation. On the other hand, when it is less ripe, or if we consume the hard-fleshed variety of persimmon, it has a high tannin content, with astringent properties that make it a very good natural treatment for diarrhea.
Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.