Often misunderstood in the US, the persimmon is a fruit of many uses. Known as either astringent or non-astringent, it's important to know which variety you have before taking a bite. No matter how you eat them, Persimmons have amazingly effective antioxidant capabilities with powerful vitamins thrown in for good health.
Fuyu Persimmons (astringent) can be eaten fresh out of hand at various times during maturation. Fuyus are good peeled and enjoyed raw. They can be used as a substitute or in tandem with apples and pears, as their texture is crisp, and their flavor is sweet.
If you missed out on the Poms earlier this week, fear not. More are arriving Thursday, along with the first round of fresh cranberries!
They'll go quick, so if you want to get any on order ahead of time, give us a call.
Now, let's talk about these amazing Patience Cranberries. Here's what you need to know:
THEY FIGHT BACTERIA.
We all know cranberries can be used for the treatment of UTIs. This is because they contain compounds that act as a barrier against bacteria in your urinary tract lining. The same can be said about protecting your stomach lining, which means that they can help treat bacterial infections and ulcers.
THEY FLOAT FOR A REASON.
We've seen the pictures of cranberries being harvested while floating on the water, which means they have easy access to natural sunlight, thus increasing their concentration of the flavonoids called anthocyanins. Those are a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound, excellent for your cardiovascular system!