Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 72

Persimmon: Once again, I'm discovering that there are a lot of fruits that are brand new to me, even in conventional grocery stores. While getting some random essentials at Publix yesterday, I saw these persimmons in the produce section. I actually bought one of these a few weeks ago at the BHFM, but it spoiled before I had a chance to eat it. These looked nice and ripe, so I picked one up.
 I didn't have any clue as to what these were supposed to taste like, but the sticker on the fruit said to "eat like an apple." Hmm, ok. It seemed a lot more firm than an apple, so I cut off a slice and took a bite. It was definitely more firm, and the skin was noticeably thicker than an apple. The inside flesh reminded me of a butternut squash, but strangely didn't taste like fruit at all. There was a small amount of sweetness along with a faint tartness, but it honestly didn't taste like much. Maybe this one wasn't ripe enough? Based on appearance, I think this persimmon was the the "fuyu"or Japanese variety, so if anyone knows more about the best way to eat them, please let me know.


  1. Usually you see them prepared as an ingredient...like persimmon pudding, etc. When they get super ripe they are super sweet, but lack flavor.....texture like tomato flesh....kinda

  2. Yeah, I can't see eating one of these raw again. Just not a lot of flavors going on by itself.

  3. I love these raw....you just gotta peal off the skin...and get a ripe one...if it's not ripe....it's kinda ...bleh...lol...the middle should be soft...ish kinda hard to explain lol but it's good...try again lol