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How to choose, prepare, and store Persimmons.
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Buying Persimmons

Look for: persimmons that are smooth, brightly colored, plump, glossy, well-rounded and still have their leaf attached.

Avoid: persimmons that have bruises or blemishes and yellow patches indicating an unripe fruit.

Seasonality: Winter

Storing Persimmons

Store at room temperature until soft and ripe. Refrigerate ripe persimmons up to 3 days.

Preparing Persimmons

Persimmons can be eaten fresh, dried or cooked. To eat fresh persimmons, cut or peel the skin and cut into quarters or eat whole like an apple. Consume overly ripe persimmons by removing the top leaf with a paring knife and scooping out the flesh with a spoon.

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