Monday, 26 January 2015 02:00

Health Benefits of Persimmons

Written by  Tom Fetch

Health Benefits of Persimmons



Persimmons have a wealth of health benefits packed in side them.

Persimmons, like most fruits, are high in dietary fiber. High fiber fruits boost the gastrointestinal system and help protect against colorectal cancer and similar ailments. They also reduce lipid uptake and assist in weight loss.

Persimmons contain betulinic acid which is a proven anti-tumor compound that plays a part in prevention and/or reduction of tumor development.

Vitamin rich persimmons contain vitamin A, beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, cryptoxanthin. These function as anti-oxidants reducing oxidative stress and prevent premature aging conditions such as wrinkles, age spots, Alzheimer's, fatigue, poor vision, and weak muscle tone.

Persimmons contain potassium and other vasodilators that increase blood flow and lower blood pressure. Persimmons work so well in this capacity that people with hypotension should use caution when eating because their blood pressure may become dangerously low.

Persimmons also contain copper, essential in the formation of new red blood cells. Increased circulation of new red blood cells increases cognitive function, metabolism, cellular growth and wound repair.

The zea-xanthin in persimmons is linked to good eye heath reducing macular degeneration, cataracts, and night blindness.

Tom Fetch 1-26-2014


The information I am sharing is from a multitude of sources, and cultures over a wide time span. Neither L. E. Cooke Co. nor I as a representative assume any liability concerning the efficacy of the information shared. We do not suggest that any dietary protocols discussed are to replace conventional medical treatment or guarantee any results by their practice. We are nurserymen, not MDs, and proud of the trees we grow and the enhancements to life they provide.