The Other Fad Fruit

We’ve been seeing pomegranates in the news so frequently these days but we’ve got another fruit that’s starting to make it to celebrity status as well. Acorn-shaped and bright orange-skinned persimmons are the new trendsetting fruit with their custardy-texture and rich, sweet flavor. Although persimmons were originally grown in Japan, California now provides 95% of them in the US. You can just slice them and eat them, but beware because when they aren’t ripe they’re extremely tart. So wait until they are really, really squishy. Even when the skin reaches their full peak in color, they are still puckery. Check Local Harvest for where to buy them fresh or Just Tomatoes for a quick snack. Via:: Health Magazine [by KD]