January is the last month to pick up persimmons. I’m always surprised at how many people have never eaten one. It can be seen more as an Asian fruit as the markets in Chinatown are always fully stocked. Kids will love their sweetness and the star pattern found inside. The crunchy Fuyus seem to be packed with more beta carotene, antioxidants, and Vitamin A than the Hachiya variety. Eat up!
My sister-in-law made yummy persimmon bread over the holidays too.
Read more about Persimmon Pleasures at Tea and Cookies.