What Is a Persimmon Fruit?


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A persimmon fruit is a red-brown fruit that grows on trees in China, Northern India, Australia and in the United States. Persimmons have many health benefits.

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What Is a Persimmon Fruit?
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Persimmons are high in vitamins A and C and contain fair amounts of manganese and fiber. They also contain B vitamins, phosphorous and copper. persimmons also contain flavonoids, phytonutrients and tumor inhibitors called betulinic acids.

One medium persimmon contains about 118 calories, making them perfect for dieters. It has 1 gram of protein, and 6 grams of fiber.

In a study published by the International Journal of Oncology in 2011, scientists revealed that the chemicals in persimmons can help kill breast cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

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