Consumed fresh, the persimmon is delicious but can also be eaten as jam, ice cream, sherbet, flan, pudding, or as a refreshing drink.
In South Korea, the annual October Sweet Persimmon Festival (Jinyoung Sweet Persimmon Festival) celebrates a good harvest year.
It is native to the Far East (Japan, China, Burma, northern India). Nowadays it is also grown mainly in the United States, Brazil, Italy, and Spain.
70 calories per 100 grams. The fruit contains a high content of dietary fiber, vitamin A (carotenoids), vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium and lycopene (an antioxidant). Its consumption is recommended for people who suffer from hypertension, cardiovascular disease or cataracts. Persimmons are rich in potassium, sugar and glucose.