Tag: Persimmons

Organic Persimmons: Winter’s Warm Flavor Bombs!

If you’ve eaten our Organic Persimmons, what we’re about to say about their flavor and texture will come as no surprise. If you HAVEN’T yet tried them, we’d say it’s time to bust a move and open your world to the aromatic, spicy-sweet magic of our Organic Persimmons. Our Organic Persimmons are the acorn-shaped Hichiya variety. When fresh and ripe, they’re generous in size and pulpy and when they’re dried – all we can say is WOW! They’re neat to eat – no knives or spoons required, friends – and their natural warm cinnamon-nutmeg-allspice flavors come through in the most delightful of ways. Our

In the Kitchen: Persimmon Walnut Crisp

This comforting dessert, featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Persimmons, Walnut Pieces and Unsweetened Shredded Coconut, makes a warm, sweet ending to your favorite fall dinner. The family will be sure to gather ‘round the kitchen when this fragrant beauty comes out of the oven. Send it over the top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, ice milk, gelato or sweetened Greek yogurt! Yields: 6-8 servings Prep time: 30 minutesCook time: 20-25 minutesTotal Time: 50-55 minutes Ingredients: Filling: 8 ounces Bella Viva Orchards’ PersimmonsWater2 tablespoons granulated sugar1 teaspoon cornstarch½ teaspoon cinnamonPinch of salt3-4 tablespoons reserved rehydrating liquid 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cubed Topping:

Passion for Persimmons: A Fall Fave!

The cool and crisp autumn days in the Central Valley call for cozy sweaters, knit hats, a roaring fire…and our phenomenal Dried Persimmons, of course! We and our trusted neighbor grow these deep orange-hued fruits and harvest them at their peak of delicious sweetness from September through October. You’d think they had made a stop by your pantry because of their earthy sweet flavor, but they’re just good, honest Persimmons! Besides tasting oh-so-good, our Hachiya Persimmons are proud to offer some nice health benefits. They’re a source of dietary fiber, making them a weight-watcher’s friend. Oh, and your digestive system will also appreciate them

In the Kitchen: Persimmon Walnut Energy Bits

These sweet and nutritious energy bits make great grab and go treats for the whole family! A healthy addition to teatime or stashed away in your desk or gym bag, they’re portable, fun and easy to make! This no-bake recipe features Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Persimmons, Walnut Pieces, Organic Brown Flax Seed and Coconut. Yields: 10 energy bits Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes Ingredients: 8 ounces Bella Viva Orchards Dried Persimmons (Natural or Organic) ½ cup old fashioned oats ½ cup hot water ½ cup Bella Viva Orchards Walnut Pieces ¼ cup Bella Viva Orchards

Persimmons: Pure and Pretty Treats

The fall leaves are turning red and gold and that means its Persimmon harvest time! Grown by Bella Viva Orchards and our neighbor, our Hachiya persimmons taste like they have spices added – but it’s just Mother Nature’s way of giving you delight in each bite! Our Natural Dried Persimmons and Organic Dried Persimmons are versatile and nutritious! They’re low in calories, high in fiber and are loaded with vitamins A and C and manganese. They’re also a source of vitamins E and B6, potassium and copper. Virtuous Persimmons make a good part of a healthy diet, can help promote immune system and vision

In the Kitchen: Persimmon Cookie Recipe

Persimmon Cookies: These cookies are chock full of walnuts and warm spices so they really are the perfect cookie for fall. They also freeze well, so you can make a bunch of them now to enjoy throughout the winter. Along with fresh persimmons and walnuts, we love to add Bella Viva dried cherries for a delicious and healthy bite. Enjoy! Total Time: 30 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 cup persimmon pulp 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup chopped

Farmer Spotlight: Organic Persimmons

Inzana Ranch: If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to see persimmons at their peak harvest season, you know just how incredibly stunning they look! Their bright reddish, orange contrast against the cold, winter skies leaves nothing to be desired. Add the sweet, custard-like taste of the flesh and chances are you’ll be hooked. However, knowing when to harvest persimmons is not an easy task. The picking must be right on point to ensure the best flavor with the lowest tannin level. Bella Viva Orchards’ organic persimmon providers are proof our persimmons don’t fall far from the tree before they hit our shelves. In fact,

Persimmons: Did you know?

California Persimmons – A Brief History: The most common varieties of persimmons in the United States are the ‘Hachiya’ and ‘Fuyu’ (01). They were introduced in the mid-1800’s when they were brought over from Japan by Commodore Matthew Perry (02). He is responsible for opening trade between the United States and Japan (03). These two varieties are now California cultivars (04). They’re both native to China and were introduced to Japan in the 7th century (05). While there are hundreds of different varieties of persimmons worldwide (06), it is the Hachiya that we are most familiar seeing around more in the U.S. In fact,

In the Kitchen: Persimmon Pudding Recipe

Persimmon Pudding: Both fresh and dried persimmons carry a uniquely delicious and hearty flavor. Fresh persimmons have a smooth texture while our dried persimmons have a chewy, candy-like texture. While many people prefer to eat our dried persimmons straight out of the bag, fresh persimmons are outstanding to use in recipes; including the following persimmon pudding recipe. The residents of the town of Mitchell, Indiana believe persimmons are so wonderful they’ve been hosting an annual persimmon festival for the past 71 years! While the weeklong festival is filled with many activities and decadents, the persimmon pudding contest is perhaps the most famous festival staple.

Persimmon Facts

Health Facts: 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