Persimmon is another one of those fruits that grows in many places in the world, but is hardly ever eaten in the western countries. At least to my recollection. In Asia it’s quite a popular fruit, especially in China and Japan. It’s an autumnal fruit that closely resembles a tomato in appearance, except that it has an orange color. It can be eaten fresh, dried or turned into cakes.
I tried some fresh ones and waited for them to be nice and ripe. When I cut one open, the inside also looked much like a tomato. The texture, however, is completely different. It’s not at all watery, but rather soft and fleshy like a ripe peach. If you let it ripen until its soft it will also be sweeter, as persimmons can be a little astringent when firm. I must say I rather enjoyed this piece of fruit. As always I added some to my morning muesli and yogurt.
Fear Factor – 2 / Taste Test – 8