Persimmons look like quirky heirloom tomatoes on the outside, but they offer something a little bit different inside. At first bite, the taste is hard to describe. It’s subtle, but sweet, with dense tomato-like flesh that makes it a great addition to salsas and salads. According to this article from Science Daily persimmons (as compared to apples) have higher atherosclerosis-fighting concentrations of dietary fiber, minerals, and phenolic compounds. They also contain 80% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin C, as well as other antioxidant compounds like Vitamin A, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zea-xanthin and cryptoxanthin, which combined can help prevent cancer and promote longevity among.
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