Persimmons

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From Our Family To Yours


The DJ Forry Company has been bringing the versatile persimmon to kitchen tables around the country for decades. Like all other produce we bring to market, we insist that our farming partners utilize the latest, most up to date farming and harvesting methods to ensure only the best and safest persimmons reach your table.

Which Persimmon is for Me? There are two basic types of persimmons: astringent varieties used in baking, and non-astringent for eating out of hand. We bring to market the Hachiya variety for baking and the Fuyu variety for eating out of hand much like an apple. Whether you are looking for persimmons to cook or eat out of hand, make sure that they feel heavy for their size and aren’t bruised or shriveled.


Care and Handling (click open/close)

Keep your persimmons at room temperature until ready to eat. Fuyu persimmons will ripen up quickly at room temperature and are great eaten out of hand like an apple. They’re ready to eat when they yield to slight pressure in the palm of your hand.

Health Benefits (click open/close)

The Super, Nutrient-rich Fruit You Need in Your Diet

For years now, nutritionists have raved about the health benefits of fruit, especially those that are high in antioxidants, phytochemicals and flavonoids. Very seldom are persimmons mentioned in those conversations. Well, that needs to change.

What's In A Persimmon Is Good For You

Persimmons are low in calories (70 cal/100g) and fats, but are a great source for dietary fiber.

What you may not know is that persimmons contain many sought after phyto-nutrient flavonoids like antioxidant rich catechins and gallocatechins (tannins). Like the catechins found in green tea, they are known to have anti-inflammatory, and anti-hemorrhagic properties. Persimmons also contain cancer fighting betulic acids.

Persimmons contain antioxidants like vitamin A, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthin. These antioxidants working together may help reduce the risk of AMD, or Age-related Macular Disease.

Persimmons are also a great source for vitamin C, B complex vitamins, and minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and phosphorus.

Passion

Passion is hard to define, but you know it when you see it. We believe every great tasting piece of fruit starts with a grower that has a passion for growing great fruit. Passion shows in the way they cultivate the land and in the way they harvest and handle their fruit to ensure you and your family enjoy every piece.

Innovation

From Passion flows Innovation. Beyond the time honored growing practices that define a grower of consistently great produce, what new ideas might yield better tasting, better for you fruit? Our farming partners are always asking, "What if?"

Safety

All of our farming partners believe that safe to eat produce is the best produce. Our partners follow strict protocols through adhering to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP’s), 3rd party safety audits, and Produce Industry Traceability Initiatives (PTI’s) to ensure that we know where every piece of fruit we sell comes from.

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