A Persimmon is a fruit belongs to number of species of trees of the group Diospyros in the ebony woodland family. The word persimmon is resulting from putchamin or pasiminan from Powhatan, an Algonquian language of the eastern United States, it is called as "a dry fruit".
The American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) is native to the eastern United States and is higher in nutrients like vitamin C and calcium than the Japanese Persimmon.Its fruit is traditionally eaten in a special steamed pudding in the Midwest and sometimes its timber is used as a substitute for ebony (e.g. in instruments).
The Black Persimmon or Black Sapote (Diospyros digyna) is native to Mexico. Its fruit has green skin and white flesh, which turns black when ripe.
The Mabolo or Velvet-apple(Diospyros discolor) is native to the Philippines. It is bright red when ripe. It is also native to China, where it is known as shizi. It is also known as Korean Mango.There are many other species of Diospyros that are inedible to humans, and thus have little or no commercial value for their fruit.
It is used as a fixed Chinese remedy for hiccups. Its good for staying Young and healthy.
Persimmon cake is also used as a conventional medicine for diarrhea, hemorrhoids, lung infections and asthma. To make persimmon cake the fruit must be plucked when the skin starts turning yellow in color.
Astringent taste of persimmon can help stop diarrhea, reduces sweating, and slows or stops bleeding.
Persimmons can help to prevent cancer due to high content of vitamin A.
Persimmon is good for skin. It makes for an excellent facial mask.
Persimmon fruits contain healthy amounts of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper and phosphorus. These are believed to be powerful free radical scavengers and boost the production of blood cells.