The Japanese folktale, "The Crab and the Monkey," begins with a monkey trading his persimmon seed for a crab's rice ball by arguing the seed will result in more food than a rice ball in the future. In Ozark folklore, per... More »

To make persimmon jam, wash, stem and seed the persimmons, and force them through a coarse strainer or a food mill. Add lemon juice and pectin to the pulp, and heat it to boiling for four minutes. Remove from heat, and a... More »

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There are 118 calories in one 2 to 2 1/2 inch persimmon. Although the persimmon is often associated with Japan, it actually originated in China. It eventually spread to Korea, Japan and North America. More »

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"The Monkey's Paw," a short story by W.W. Jacobs, tells the story of a family that receives the mummified paw of a monkey from a guest, who tells them that whoever possesses the monkey's paw gets three wishes. However, w... More »

Indian influences in the Philippines can be found in language, customs, myths and folklore. The Sri-Vijaya and Majapahit Indian empires had cultural and commercial relationships with early Filipinos through trade. The in... More »

Monkey grass, also known as mondo grass, is considered a weed and can be very difficult to remove. As a recurrent perennial, it must be completely killed or removed from an area to prevent it from re-emerging the followi... More »

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Monkey predation depends on the species of monkey and the area to which it is indigenous. The predators that target monkeys in the rainforest, for example, include crocodiles, big cats, caimans and snakes. More »