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Cultivating A Passion for Persimmons
by Tish Jett
Oh, these kakis are so delicious — and nutritious.
No, I’m not “cultivating” as in growing these gorgeous fruits, but they are my latest fruit passion and they are “enriching” my fruit bowl if you will.
Amount Per100 grams
% Daily Value*
Total Fat0.4 g
Total Carbohydrate34 g
In France they’re known as kaki and they are literally bursting with all sorts of good things for us from antioxidants to a hefty dose of vitamin C, all in a 127 calorie package.
Go here to read more including recipes. I simply wash and cut off the top in a slight plunging V -shape the way I do a tomato. I eat the skin, but if you have a skin phobia they are relatively easy to peel.
Also, I’ve found they are a splendid way to satisfy a need for something very sweet right-this-minute.