Kaki or Persimmon is an exotic, delicious fruit with an unmistakable taste, also called “Japanese peach”, similar to the shape of red, and as texture peach and yellow melon.
It is one of the most nutrient-rich fruits including vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin P and vitamin C; minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, selenium and small amounts of iron and zinc. Kaki is richer in potassium than a banana, and studies have shown that it has twice as many fibers as the apples. It contains good quality carbohydrates and as many antioxidants as green tea. Kaki is also rich in organic acids, tannins, proteins and beta-carotene, which gives her the color.
The fruit is picked late in autumn and can be eaten fresh, dry, in the form of a jam or included in various salads and sweet preparations.
Rich in antioxidants, it helps prevent atherosclerosis, helping to reduce oxidative stress by preventing changes in cellular DNA. Rich in vitamins and minerals, this fruit helps increase immunity, being indicated during the transition periods of the spring, autumn and autumn. It is beneficial in the prevention of seasonal diseases and respiratory viruses.
Kaki is part of alkaline foods, thus having the property of lowering gastric acidity, but also acidity in the blood, thus regulating metabolism.
This fruit, being low in sodium, but with a high potassium content, has diuretic properties and is of real use in those who struggle with high blood pressure.
Persimmon is also an excellent source of fiber if it is consumed with the shell. Because of its high fiber content, it is directly involved in decreasing blood fat levels and, implicitly, regulating blood cholesterol. The higher this level is within the normal range, the better the chances of cardiac affection are lower. Kaki also has a high content of carbohydrates, nutrients that “nourish” the heart muscle.
Rich in high-quality carbohydrates, stimulates brain activity and counteracts depression. The nutrients it contains contain the energetic deposits of the body, relieving the fatigue and revitalizing effects, being recommended during periods of intellectual overload during periods of convalescence.
The fruit helps to improve visual acuity, its high vitamin A content, and cancer prevention, according to naturalfoodbenefits.com. It also helps in the prevention of macular degeneration and cataracts.
Kaki is part of the food used in cosmetics, indicated for dry skin, sunburn, wrinkled or lost firmness. Constant consumption of beta-rich foods makes the skin look lighter and younger.
Consumed alongside whole grains and calcium-rich foods, Persimmon brings an important vitamin intake to the body, stimulating the growth of hair and nails.
For people suffering from diabetes, it is advisable to consume this exotic fruit with caution.