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Persimmons

Availability

Persimmons are available from May to June.

 

Storage and Handling

Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Persimmons are the fruit of deciduous trees that originated in China where there are more than 200 varieties. They have been grown in New Zealand since 1873 and the fruit is exported mainly to Asia, Australia and Europe.

 

Facts

  • Persimmons can be eaten fresh or cooked
  • The main variety exported from New Zealand is Fuyu

 

Growing Facts

  • Persimmons are grown primarily in the Gisborne and Auckland regions
  • Persimmons like long warm summers

Nutrition Information

2 persimmon = 150g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 462/110 5% 308/74
Protein (g) 0.8 2% 0.6
Fat, total (g) 0.3 0% 0.2
- saturated (g) 0.03 0% 0.02
Available carbohydrate (g) 23.9 8% 15.9
- sugars (g) 23.9 27% 15.9
Dietary Fibre (g) 3.9 13% 2.6
Sodium (mg) 5 0% 4
Vitamin A Equiv. (µg) 207 28% RDI* 138
Vitamin C (mg) 15 38% RDI* 10
Manganese (mg) 0.54 11% ESADDI** 0.36
Potassium (mg) 219   146

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

**Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake 

Source: FOODfiles 2016