THE AGRI-FOOD DEPARTMENT TEACHES 5 TIPS FOR PICKING PERSIMMONS TO ENSURE THAT THE MEAT IS FRESH AND NOT SWEET, BUT DO NOT EAT IT WITH 3 FOODS.
Juicy smooth versus sweet and crispy, which persimmon do you like in autumn?
Information from the National Health Service of the Ministry of Health(China) and Welfare points out that persimmons are rich in pectin, which is a water-soluble dietary fiber that has a good laxative effect and helps relieve hemorrhoids and improve constipation. It is also important for maintaining normal intestinal flora. Growth has a great effect. However, the Ministry of Agriculture also reminds the public to avoid eating persimmons on an empty stomach or eating them with high-protein fish, shrimp, and crabs to avoid the formation of “persimmon stones” that may cause constipation.
Learn about “Persimmon” in Autumn
The saying goes: “July pomegranates August pears, tomatoes turn yellow in September. According to the Facebook fan group, the common persimmon varieties can be divided into sweet persimmon and persimmon varieties depending on whether the fruit is naturally removed from the tree after ripening.
It can be eaten after harvest. Common varieties include Jiro, Hanagosho, and Futuku. Among them, Futuro is the main cultivated variety. You can enjoy the crispy and sweet taste until the end of the year.
After harvesting, tomatoes can be eaten fresh or processed. Persimmon is served continuously for 4 weeks at the end of August, which is the earliest member of the persimmon family.
5 tips for choosing delicious persimmons
‧Fruit weight: Grading is based on the weight of a single fruit. The heavier the fruit, the higher the price.
‧Fruit shape: The fruit shape is neat and full, and must have a variety-specific shape. For example, the fruit shape of the Fu variety is oblate, while the fruit shape of the Jiro variety is flat square.
‧Fruit appearance: The skin should be smooth, without symptoms such as dents, bruises, spots, cracks, water stains and scars, and there should be no cracked calyx or bottom cracks.
‧Fruit color: The outer color of the peel is orange-red, the fruit color is uniform and the outer skin is smooth.
‧Pulp appearance: The flesh is bright orange-red in color with few brown spots. Fruit pulp taste: The pulp is fine in texture, sweet and crispy, fresh, rich in flavor, and has no astringent taste when eaten.
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