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Fresh Grocer: Get Your Persimmons

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Persimmons are on your local grocery store shelves.

Persimmons are on your local grocery store shelves.

BOSTON (CBS) – If you like persimmons, you’re in luck. You can find them at your local market right now.
Our Fresh Grocer Tony Tantillo has some tips on how you can find the best one.

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It’s important you know there are two kinds of persimmons: the Fuyu, the kind you can eat right away, and the Hachiya, the kind you can’t.

If you bite into an unripe Hachiya persimmon, it is if you just drank six cups of extra strength tea. This astringent flavor is due to the high level of tannin in the fruit, and there is a good chance that you would never try a persimmon again because it tastes so bitter.

This would be a shame because ripe persimmons have an exceptional flavor and provide us with important nutrients such as beta-carotene, Vitamin C and potassium.

For more on how to prepare and store persimmons, visit the Fresh Grocer’s website.

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