I may be a fool or ignorant if I say I that Googled “how to eat Persimon.’ Yes, but I just did.
So what? But that’s how I wanted to make sure I won’t trash the part that should be eaten and eat what should be trashed. Since New Year’s Day, every time I see the Persimon fruit in our table, I’d always say, “how to eat Persimon,” and my kids would comment.. “Just bite it” sounding like, “hey mom, are you serious?” “Ma, please..” I know they are just making a funny comment but yeah seriously, I really don’t know.
In most fruits like apple, pears, chico and more, I always eat the skin because this part contains fiber, except of course the common sense of eating pineapple and coconuts.
Anyways, here are some informative facts about Persimon.
The persimmon originally came from Japan and China but it is now grown in Italy and other Mediterranean countries, the Middle East and the USA.
Persimmons are the edible fruit of a number of species of trees in the genus Diospyros. In color the ripe fruit of the cultivated strains range from light yellow-orange to dark red-orange depending on the species and variety. The ripe fruit has a high glucose content. The protein content is low, but it has a balanced protein profile. Persimmon fruits have been put to various medicinal and chemical uses.
Fact Sources: Wikipedia, WikiHow
Dimocarpus longan, commonly known as the longan is a tropical tree that produces edible fruit. It is one of the better known tropical members of the soapberry family to which also the lychee belongs. It is native to the Indomalaya ecozone defined by South Asia and Southeast Asia. (source: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia)
an apple with mango taste or a mango that looks like an apple in appearance, whatever..
We used to have an apple mango tree in front of our house when I was a kid. My father planted the tree and I guess he had a green thumb that even when the tree was very young, it already bears a lot of fruit. At that time, it was always noticed by neighborhood and passers by because of its fruit with pinkish and apple like color.
We love the apple mango tree but not the fruit. We were not really interested to harvest because we don’t like the taste at all. Yes, we eat, but it’s not our favorite fruit, as we find it dull for our taste bud.
It was just some years ago when we decided to cut down the tree as the old folks said that it gave us bad luck based from Feng Shui, and that a sour tree is never good planted in front of the house. if only I could turn back the time, I wouldn’t have let them cut the tree. Poor tree, my children would have enjoyed the fruit and the shade would have provided a cooler temperature especially during summer.
The taste of apple mango gives me a different taste like a medicinal herb. I would always prefer a ripe carabao mango. However when unripe, I liked it better as it isn’t as sour as carabao. I can eat it without shrimp paste or salt.
A few days ago, I bought a kilo of apple mango. Surprisingly, I like the taste now. Do taste buds change? I guess, yes! I find it sweeter now just as much as carabao.