Monday, October 28, 2013

Fuyu Persimon

    "The fuyu is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamin A, manganese and fiber, especially soluble fiber. It contains a fair amount of some of the B-complex vitamins, potassium and calcium. Specifically most persimmons contain the tannins catechin and gallocatechin, as well as the anti-tumor compounds betulinic acid and shibuol.
    The anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic potentials of tannins may be related to their antioxidative property, which is important in protecting cellular oxidative damage. Tannins are also antimicrobial. Tannins have also been reported to exert other physiological effects, such as to accelerate blood clotting, reduce blood pressure, decrease the serum lipid level, produce liver necrosis, and modulate immunoresponses".

    Generally speaking 1 fruit contains
    • Calories: 118
    • Carbohydrates: 19 – 31g
    • Omega-3 fatty acids: 6.7mg
    • Omega-6 fatty acids: 65.5mg
    • Protein: 0.6 - 1g
    • Fiber: 4 – 6g
    • Vitamin A: 2733 – 3641 IU
    • Vitamin B1: 0.1 – 0.5mg
    • Vitamin B2: 0.03mg
    • Vitamin B3: 0.2 – 0.17mg
    • Vitamin B6: 0.2mg
    • Vitamin C: 12.6mg
    • Vitamin E: 1.2mg
    • Vitamin K: 4.4mcg
    • Folic Acid: 12.6 – 13.4mcg
    • Choline: 12.8mg
    • Potassium: 270 mg
    • Calcium 13.4 mg
    • Magnesium: 15.1mg
    • Phosphorus: 28.6mg
    • Iron: 0.3mg
    • Zinc: 0.2mg
    • Copper: 0.2mg
    • Manganese: 0.6mg
    • Selenium: 1mcg
    •  These crisp fall fruits are packed with fiber at 6 g each, which is 24% of recommended daily needs for adults. They're also loaded with immune-supportive vitamins A and C and bone-building manganese, an important component of antioxidant enzyme systems in the body.  
     Recommended Daily Intake of Fruits: