Archive | March, 2017

Persimmon’s Smoothie

4 Mar

Persimmon fruit is a golden yellow, round or oval, flavorful, smooth textured delicacy from far East Asian origin. Its sweet, delicious flesh is packed with several health promoting nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants vital for optimum health. Botanically, persimmons belong to the family of Ebenaceae, in the genus: Diospyros.
This delicate fruit is native to China. From China, tt spread to Korean peninsula and Japan very long time ago, and later was introduced to California during the middle of the 19th century.persimmonVitamin A shows itself to be a powerhouse in nutrition, offering 55% of the daily value in the persimmon. Vitamin C runs a close second with 21%, plus excellent amounts of manganese, a co-factor for the enzyme superoxide dismutase, for healthy mucous membranes and skin, as well as a known protectant against lung and mouth cancers.
Persimmons are an excellent source of fiber, which helps keep the body regulated. B-complex vitamins are present to stabilize the metabolic system, along with copper and phosphorus.

Low in calories and fats, this little fruit contains all kinds of phytonutrients, flavonoids, and antioxidants, such as catechins (known to have antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties, and for protecting small blood vessels from bleeding) as well as gallocatechins and betulinic acid, a tumor inhibitor. Other powerful antioxidants found in persimmons include beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and cryptoxanthin. The zeaxanthin content absorbs into the eyes and helps filter light.

Recipe for two large smoothie (raw, vegan, gluten free)
4 persimmons
1/2 cup of frozen ananas
1/2 fresh squeeze lemon juice
1 frozen banana
a pinch of ginger
add water if you like

Mix the ingredient into your blender machineblendingBlend until they smooth
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Serve in a cup/mug/glass of your choice and Enjoy It!
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Persimmons are one of a few foods associated with killing breast cancer cells without harming normal breast cells, according to one new study. Scientists attributed this to the flavonoid fisetin, present in several fruits and vegetables, but in persimmons specifically. Fisetin also has been named as a significant contributor in the programmed eradication of colon and prostate cancer cells.

Persimmon Fun Facts
Regarding persimmons, in 1607 Captain John Smith wrote from Jamestown that: “The fruit is like a medlar; it is first green, then yellow and red when it is ripe: if it is not ripe, it will drive a man’s mouth awrie with much torment, but when it is ripe, it is as delicious as the apricot.

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