Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Persimmon Smoothie

Persimmon is a deep orange, waxy fruit which is similar to a tomato in shape. Persimmon is native to China, and was introduced to Japan. The Japanese consider it their national fruit but it is more properly called Oriental rather than Japanese persimmon, since it is not native to Japan. Persimmons which have dark-colored flesh are always sweet and non-astringent and should be eaten before they become too soft. Varieties with light-colored flesh have astringent taste until they soften. The astringent taste is due to the presence of a large amount of tannin, the same substance found in tea. As the fruit ripens and sweetens the tannin disappears. Ripening can take place just as well off the tree as on. It is advisable to remove the skin before eating the flesh..Astringent taste of persimmon can help stops diarrhea, reduces sweating..Persimmons can help prevent cancer because it is high in vitamin A.

When choosing persimmons look for ones that have a deep red color, plump and without blemishes. Avoid ones that are hard if you plan on eating them immediately since the immature persimmon has a bitter taste. Ripeness is usually indicated by softness. Ripe persimmons can be frozen with no loss of taste. I prepared this creamy smoothie with ripen persimmon pulp n yoghurt..


1no Persimmon
1cup Thick yoghurt
1tsp Sugar r honey

Scoop out the pulp from the persimmon...Blend everything together in a blender until they turns creamy...Serve them chilled r with ice cubes...

This creamy smoothie goes to AFAM - Persimmon host by Trupti, Event started by Maheswari ..
                                              Cooking For Kids Event by Sharmi of Neivedyam ...

26 comments:

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

this is new to me..interesting

Navita said... Reply To This Comment

Ur pics are delectable...

yum.
thanks for stopping by my blog.
Hope i have found a frequent guest in you!:)

hugs

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Inever use this fruit nice color looks yum

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

delicious smoothie......

LG said... Reply To This Comment

interesting recipe ...must try

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

I've never seen persimmons here. Hope i find them as i'm too tempted now :)

Priya, waiting for your version of ridgegourd chutney too.

vidhas said... Reply To This Comment

This one is new to me. Looking great. If i will find persimmon i will surely make this, so tempting.

Indranee said... Reply To This Comment

New one...looks delicious!

Sukanya Ramkumar said... Reply To This Comment

This is very cool recipe. Looks so good. Love all types of smoothies. YUM!

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for the info on persimmon.I will be looking for it this weekend.Perfect recipe dear.

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

smoothie looks very delicious Priya. Thanks for sending this recipe for the event.

anudivya said... Reply To This Comment

Never had Persimmons before. I would certainly like to try it.

Pavithra Kodical said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting recipe..This fruit is new to me..Thank you for letting know.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

That would be a great way to eat persimmon.

Keerthana said... Reply To This Comment

Hi priya, i love permissons, we call them kaki. i am still scratching my head as to what to make with permisson:)smoothie looks great!

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

a new one for me. looks lovely though

Vanamala Hebbar said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds good. new to me

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

never tasted persimmon..but looks very nice.

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Yet to taste this fruit, smoothy is the good way to try them. Very nice.

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

This is such a delicious and healthy dessert, I love it. Wish You a Very Happy New Year Dear :)

sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

smoothie with persimmon seems to be a good idea..I have tried only cake wih it..

notyet100 said... Reply To This Comment

never tried this,..looks yum,.:-)

Sunshinemom said... Reply To This Comment

Looks good! That was fast, Priya:) Great entry!

Sanghi said... Reply To This Comment

Yummmy...!
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RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

New to me too! I have not tasted persimmon yet,looks cool!

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

This fruit is my hubby's fav..so we used to have not knowing much facts abt it..Got to knw it all from you.Thanks n the smoothie looks so rich Priya..:)