Kaki Persimmon

A variety of astringent persimmons, kaki persimmons, have to be completely ripe and almost mushy before eating. The fruit's tannins make the unripe fruit unpalatable to eat the bitter, heart-shape fruit unless the flesh has completely softened. To ripen hard fruit simply place on a counter in sunlight and allow the fruit to ripen, or place in a paper bag to quicken the ripening process. Kakis are a medium sized fruit and yellow-orange to red-orange in color. The fruit is similar in shape, size and taste to Hachiya persimmons and may be used in the same ways.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 persimmon (25 g)
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 32
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbs: 8g
    • Fiber: 0g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 0g
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Handling & Storage

Varieties

October-December

Also Known As

  • Japanese Persimmon

Ripe fruit should be stored in the refrigerator, and will hold for about a week. Unripe fruit will hold in the refrigerator will hold for about a month.

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