Highlight: Organic persimmons are a great way to fight atherosclerosis and reduce heart attacks & stroke as they are rich in dietary fibre, the pro-vitamin A beta-carotene, lycopene & vitamin C.
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Recent studies suggest that persimmons may be even more beneficial than apples? for health as they are richer in fibre, polyphenols especially tannins and minerals.? One medium fruit can contain ~25% of the daily recommended amount required for fibre, ~50% RDA pro-vitamin A and ~25% vitamin C, reducing inflammation and strengthening the immune system.
Native to China, persimmons have been part of Chinese diet and used in TCM for thousands of years and are considered powerful in expelling pathogenic heat. Sweet, astringent and cold in nature they support the heart, lung and large intestine meridians.
Such a delicious and beneficial fruit has naturally spread to Europe and the New World.