Benefits of Persimmon
Persimmon is a deep orange, waxy fruit which is similar to a tomato in shape. Persimmons which have darkcolored flesh are always sweet and nonastringent and should be eaten before they become too soft. Varieties with lightcolored flesh have astringent taste until they soften. The astringent taste is due to the presence of a large amount of tannin, the same substance found in tea. As the fruit ripens and sweetens the tannin disappears. Ripening can take place just as well off the tree as on.