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Calories in Persimmon Fruit

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author image Laura Michele Oliver
Laura Michele Oliver received her bachelor's degree in nutrition from Auburn University. She served as a dietetic intern at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where she also graduated with a Master of Science in clinical nutrition. She now works as a registered dietitian in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Calories in Persimmon Fruit
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If you have never seen a persimmon fruit, you might mistake it for an orange tomato. The fruit can be eaten raw, dried or cooked. Making persimmons a regular part of your diet will help you achieve your recommended daily intake of 2 cups of fruit per day and provide you with many essential nutrients.

Nutrient Facts

One medium-size persimmon contains 118 calories, 31 grams of carbohydrates and less than 1 gram of protein and fat. Additionally, the fruit contains 6 grams of fiber that will help lower your cholesterol, regulate your digestion and keep you fuller longer.

Vitamins and Minerals

If your immune system needs a boost, persimmons are the fruit for you. They contain vitamin C that helps keep your immune system strong. Also, persimmons are packed with vitamin A, which helps keep your eyes healthy and functions as an antioxidant. The potassium in persimmons helps promote heart health and regulates the fluids in your body.

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