Persimmon fruit is moderately high in calories (provides 70 calories/100 g) but very low in fats. Its smooth textured flesh is a very good source of dietary fiber/recommended daily intake of soluble and insoluble fiber
Contain health benefiting flavonoid poly-phenolic anti-oxidants such as catechins and gallocatechins in addition to having an important anti-tumor compound - betulinic acid. Other anti-oxidant compounds found abundantly in this fruit are vitamin-A, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zea-xanthin and cryptoxanthin. Together, these compounds work as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species that play a role in aging and various disease processes. It helps prevent "Age-related macular related macular disease in the elderly
Persimmons are also a very good source of vitamin-C, another powerful antioxidant. Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals. It is good in many valuable B-complex vitamins such as folic acid, vitamin B-6, thiamin...etc. These vitamins act as co-factors for numerous metabolic enzymatic functions in the body. Fresh and dry Persimmon fruits also contain healthy amounts of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and phosphorus. Try one !Today