Our fruit trivia series continues with another fall favorite: persimmons!
Persimmons are a delicious kind of fruit that can be eaten raw (wait until the fruit is soft for best flavor) or cooked in a variety of breads, pastries, and desserts. Peak persimmon season is about to wane, so get your clients interested in these vitamin-packed fruits with a few fun persimmon facts...
Fun Fact #1: Persimmon fruits often need to be "cured" before you can eat them. A persimmon can be cured by covering the fruit and exposing it to either smoke or near-freezing temperatures, or by putting persimmons in a container with other fruits that emit ethylene gas (like bananas and apples).
Fun Fact #2: People used to roast and grind persimmon seeds before boiling them in water to make a coffee-like drink.
Fun Fact #3: The word "persimmon" comes from the Algonquin language.
Our series also features fun facts about apples, and more fruit trivia is coming your way later this month!
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.