Persimmon is one of those exotic fruits which are very popular and often guests in the supermarkets and grocery shops. The fruit originally comes from Asia and China is the main exporter of persimmons in the world. The fruit goes in a lot of variations.

What does the persimmon look and taste like? It is red and yellow. From the outside, it looks like a flattened tomato. The consistency of the fruit inside also is similar to those in tomatoes, except for the part with seeds. 

The taste of persimmon itself is not comparable with any other fruit or vegetable. The reason for that is because at the same time it is sweet and a little bit spicy. The structure of flesh is floury more than refreshing. That is why consuming it makes you feel full.

Persimmon may not be the first thought when you are willing to make a juice, but you should definitely try to make the persimmon juice and enjoy the benefits it brings to your body. In our article, you can learn useful information about the health benefits of persimmon juice, the ways to prepare persimmon juice at home and a few of our favourite persimmon juice recipes.

1. Persimmon Juice Benefits

Persimmon juice is rich in vitamin C, carotenoids, polyphenols and dietary fibre and a lot of minerals. That makes it a very valuable component of a balanced and healthy diet. The health-promoting properties of the fruit are well known and widely used in Chinese medicine for ages. That is why we should include consuming persimmon juice into the diet right away.

In the table below you can see detailed information about the vitamin and mineral content of persimmon juice. We took under magnifying glass two popular variations of persimmon, Japanese persimmon (Diospyros kaki), known as kaki and American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana). 

Japanese persimmon juice (3.5 oz / 100 ml)

American persimmon juice (3.5 oz / 100 ml)

Vitamin C

9% of Daily Value

80% of Daily Value

Vitamin A

10% of Daily Value

0% of Daily Value

Vitamin B1

3% of Daily Value

0% of Daily Value

Vitamin B2

2% of Daily Value

0% of Daily Value

Vitamin B3

1% of Daily Value

0% of Daily Value

Vitamin B6

8% of Daily Value

0% of Daily Value

Vitamin B9

2% of Daily Value

0% of Daily Value

Vitamin E

5% of Daily Value

0% of Daily Value

Vitamin K

2% of Daily Value

0% of Daily Value

Calcium

1% of Daily Value

3% of Daily Value

Iron

1% of Daily Value

19% of Daily Value

Phophorus

2% of Daily Value

4% of Daily Value

Potassium

3% of Daily Value

7% of Daily Value

Magnesium

3% of Daily Value

0% of Daily Value

Manganesse

17% of Daily Value

0% of Daily Value

Zinc

1% of Daily Value

0% of Daily Value

We can easily observe that the vitamin and mineral content is different in each type of persimmon. The main noticeable difference between those two is that Japanese persimmon is much more wealthy in various vitamins and minerals than American persimmon.

What is worth mentioning, vitamin C is the only vitamin that appears in the American persimmon, but also the level of this component is much higher (80% of Daily Value) than in Japanese persimmon (9% of Daily Value). The other difference is that American persimmon has only a few minerals in its content (Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium), but the rate of each of them is much higher than in Japanese persimmon.

Due to its vitamin and minerals level and other healthy components, persimmon juice is a great aid in:

 

  • Lowering the bad cholesterol level

Consuming persimmon juice regularly lowers cholesterol level and prevents cardiovascular disease. The bad cholesterol (LDL) leads to narrowing the vessels, which can result in obstructed blood flow and reduce the amount of oxygen in the blood. In that scenario, the risk of stroke or heart attack is increased.

  • Fighting the cancer cells

The scientific researches show that persimmon juice has anticancer effects. It inhibits the growth of cancer cells and even kills those existing ones. It is especially noticeable with leukemia.

    • Keeping the sight healthy

    Thanks to carotenoids, persimmon juice helps eyesight to function properly, especially after nightfall. The beta carotene reduces the risk of macular degeneration, lens damage and formation of cataracts. Beta carotene is also the component of sight pigment in eye retina, which allows us to see in the dark.

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    A bunch of helpful tips: 

    • When buying persimmons for juicing, choose round and fleshy fruits. The skin should be smooth and glossy without serious damages.
    • Do not buy the fruit without leaves on the top.
    • Keep in mind that very ripe fruit may get moldy quickly.
    • Mature persimmons should be stored in the fridge

    2. How To Juice Persimmon

    There are two ways of making persimmon juice at home. It all depends on the kitchen items you possess and the density of the beverage you like. If you like clear juice without much pulp use the masticating juicer. When thick and pulpy juice is your favourite, make your juice with a blender.

    Using a good masticating juicer, all you need to do is to wash the fruit, remove the leaves, cut the persimmon into halves and put it into a juicer. The juice you get will be refreshing and clear. While using a blender, the juice you get will be dense and pulpy. Feel free to mix the persimmon with your other favourite vegetables and fruits.

    Tip: Remember that your juice should mostly consist of vegetables. Fruits are juice the addition to get a more enjoyable flavour.

    3. Persimmon Juice Recipes

    Check out and try our favourite recipes including persimmon among other ingredients. You don’t need to stick into our propositions. Don’t be afraid to experiment in the kitchen, because only then the genius ideas are created.

    Sweet potato power

    2 persimmons

    ½ lemon without skin

    1 sweet potato

    1 in of ginger

    Put all ingredients into a masticating juicer.

    Autumn aid

    2 persimmons 

    3 carrots 

    ½ lemon without skin

    1 in of turmeric 

    Put all ingredients into a masticating juicer.

    Milky persimmon

    2 persimmons

    1 bunch of spinach

    1 banana

    ½ glass of coconut milk

    Blend all the ingredients together.

     

    We hope you find our article interesting and helpful. If you are interested in juicing please enjoy our other articles on that topic:

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