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Fleshy berry sweet orange. Distributed persimmon in tropical and temperate climates. Homeland persimmon is considered northern part of China, but is now a persimmon grown in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Greece, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Crimea, Australia, America and other countries. Worldwide, there are more than 500 species of persimmon. Selection and storage of persimmon When choosing berries should pay attention to the size of the fruit, its color and condition of the upper leaves. Green leaves and pale color indicates that the persimmon is not ripe. If the fetus has a large brown spots and small black dots, then the fruit peremerz or impact and has already begun to deteriorate. The most delicious persimmon, which is sold in the markets, has a uniform bright orange color, soft to the touch and the size of a woman's fist. Store ripe persimmon necessary refrigerated compartment for fruit and vegetables, while avoiding damage. For long-term storage of the fruit can be washed in cold water, cut into slices and freeze in the freezer. At low temperatures, the fruit retain their properties during the six months. If when buying persimmon ripe enough, it is necessary to hold a few days in the heat, such as a table in the kitchen.
Nutritional information per 100 grams: Protein - 0,5gr; Fats - 0,4gr; Carbohydrates - 15,3gr; Ash - 0,6gr; Water - 81,5gr; Calorie - 67kKal

Useful properties of persimmon

Low acidity (citric and malic) berries has a positive effect on the digestive tract in peptic ulcer disease, liver disease and kidney disease, as well as excretory tract. It is also anti-bacterial properties protect and kill a variety of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Contained in the persimmon vitamins (C, PP, E, A) and minerals (calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, iodine, copper) helps with vitamin deficiency, a small amount of red blood cells and scurvy. Some cardiologists prescribe to their patients as a therapeutic and prophylactic agent persimmon fruit to remove excess water from the body due to poor functioning of the heart, and thus to reduce the burden on the kidneys. Persimmon has a fairly low glycemic index, ie berry sugar contained in feed body, but does not increase the blood glucose level and does not accumulate in the form of fat. Also nutrients persimmon positive effect on the treatment of atherosclerosis, with 100 g berries - recommended for daily use.
Provitamins persimmon beneficial effect on the body with malignant tumors and in the treatment of leukemia. These substances help restore normal brain activity when encephalitis and hemorrhage, soothe over-excited nervous system, increase efficiency.
Contained in the persimmon up for its lack of iodine in the body in violation of the thyroid gland. As a remedy for a sore throat for colds, you can use a solution of persimmon juice and warm water.
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