The robust chewiness of the dried persimmon is nothing short of delicious. Add health benefits to the mix and you won’t want to waste another minute without them! Sometimes referred to by its Greek scientific name of “the divine fruit,” (1) persimmons are jam-packed with certain antioxidants which, according to drhealthbenefits.com, can help your eyes filter light and can serve as anti-inflammatory agents (2). These amber orange gems are bursting with flavor and just one serving of Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Persimmons provides 25g of dietary fiber. That’s 24 percent of the USDA recommended daily value!
Fitness World states persimmons also carry both soluble and insoluble fiber (3) which are key to our diets as they both aide in supporting healthy body functions (4). The main difference between the two is that soluble fiber absorbs more water thus, increasing the amount of good bacteria in the gut (5). On the other hand, insoluble fiber helps prevent constipation by helping pass food faster through the digestive tract (6). Both soluble and insoluble fiber are necessary for our bodies to function properly. Medicalmedium.com say many people even like making a persimmon tea, claiming it helps remedy acid reflux (7).
Most commercially-used persimmons in the U.S. are grown in California. (8)
American persimmon trees can grow up to a whopping 60 feet in height! (9)
It usually takes a persimmon tree 7-10 years to produce its best fruit. (10)
Just like many of the products Bella Viva carries, Sarah was homegrown right here in California’s Central Valley. She’s passionate in all she does and loves to keep herself busy. She’s a mom to two Boston Terrier siblings, is super close to her family, enjoys taking photos, anything to do with music, the outdoors and cooking. Her favorite colors are green and purple, favorite animals are dogs and penguins, favorite season is Autumn, and favorite Bella Viva dried fruits at the current time are the organic mango and organic pineapple. Sarah’s written for many publications and organizations and is honored to be part of the Bella Viva team!