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During the summer months, we enjoy the bounty of in-season fruits and vegetables. Keep looking for what’s in season all winter, too. For example, you’ll find persimmons available this winter.
Persimmons look somewhat like an orange-red tomato with a pointy end. If it’s ripe, it’s sweet. If not, persimmons can be mouth-puckering, bitter and sour. Eat it whole or use it in desserts and baked foods.
This fruit is an excellent source of vitamin A—one medium persimmon provides about half your daily recommended amount. Persimmons are also a rich source of vitamin C and fiber.
For more information on leading a healthier lifestyle, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our Eat Right Nutrition Tips.
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Reviewed December 2012