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Persimmons

Persimmons
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Availability

Persimmons are available from May to June.

 

Storage and Handling

Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Persimmons are the fruit of deciduous trees that originated in China where there are more than 200 varieties. They have been grown in New Zealand since 1873 and the fruit is exported mainly to Asia, Australia and Europe.

 

Facts

  • Persimmons can be eaten fresh or cooked
  • The main variety exported from New Zealand is Fuyu

 

Growing Facts

  • Persimmons are grown primarily in the Gisborne and Auckland regions
  • Persimmons like long warm summers

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 persimmon - 75g

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 231/55 308/74
Protein (g) 0.5 0.6
Fat, total (g) 0.2 0.2
- saturated (g) trace trace
Carbohydrate (g) 11.9 15.9
- sugars (g) 11.9 15.9
Dietary Fibre (g) 2.0 2.6
Sodium (mg) 3 4
Vitamin C (mg) 7.5 10
Vitamin A Equiv. (µg) 105 140
Iron (mg) 0.3 0.4

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

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