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The Benefits of Persimmon Fruit

Persimmon fruits are a golden yellow, flavourful, and smooth textured delicacy from East Asia. Its sweet, delicious flesh holds several health-promoting nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants that are vital for optimum health.

Th persimmon tree is an oriental fruit which is native to China, and its popularity soon spread to the Korean peninsula and Japan.

Persimmon Fruit

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Here are some of the benefits of persimmon fruit:

Promotes Weight Loss

Its high fire content helps greatly with weight loss programs as it helps you feel fuller. Fibre-rich food reduces the craving for sugar-rich, processed food.

Eye Nourishment

Persimmon fruit contains a vast amount of nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and phytonutrient zeaxanthin. These nutrients are extremely important for protecting your eyes and avoiding retinal damage.

Improves Digestive system

Persimmon provides a high amount of fibre which provides roughage during digestion. This is essential to improve the digestion process. Eating persimmon also prevents constipation.

Protects from Early Ageing

Persimmon contains highly beneficial nutrients which protect you from early ageing. The fruit helps you skin maintain it youthfulness, and prevents skin cell-damage.

Detoxifies Body

Persimmon contains high amounts of nutrients which protect from many diseases. It is also beneficial in that it detoxifies your body, and helps protects you from colon cancer.

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