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Food: Persimmons Are Gross

November 17, 2011
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Persimmons are very pretty.

But they do not taste good.

I thought that you could peel and eat them like an apple – wrong. Just a small bite made me feel like I was having an allergic reaction, but it turns out the un-ripe persimmon has very astringent characteristics that dry out your mouth. And make you feel like you’re having a small stroke.

I’m not sure how long it takes a persimmon to ripen until it is “extremely soft and sweet,” but I’m not going to wait around. I’ve got other things to eat, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Ben permalink
    November 17, 2011 11:59 am

    there are two types (at least). Some are fine to eat when hard, like an apple. Others you have to wait until they are soft.

  2. December 16, 2011 4:19 pm

    get fuyu persimmons- they are tasty when hard and absolutely delish. We fight over them. Make a trip out to H-Mart, they have a bunch of different varieties. Look for the persimmons labeled fuyu or sharon fruit. They have a shorter squat appearance and will be hard, similar in texture to an apple. Once you try a good one, you’ll be hooked.

  3. November 26, 2012 9:28 pm

    I accidentally bought the wrong kind of persimmon and you described it PERFECTLY. I was freaking out…I could barely swallow. It was disgusting and I thought I was dying!

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