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persimmon:

see ebonyebony,
common name for members of the Ebenaceae, a family of trees and shrubs widely distributed in warmer climates and in the tropics. The principal genus, Diospyros, includes both ebony and persimmon trees.
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persimmon

This healthy fruit can be eaten like an apple. Very easy to grow, never has insects, fruits never gets wormy and is very prolific. This is a nocare plant. You can get a tremendous crop of persimmons from one plant. Grows all over from tropics to up north. Eat them fresh, make smoothies, add to salads etc. One of the most popular fruit in China and Japan. Wait till the fruit turns a bright orange and becomes soft to an almost pudding consistency. You can eat it fresh like an apple, dry it, , puree it, freeze it for winter time. Adding cinnamon or nutmeg makes it taste like pumpkin pie. Grows to 50 ft tree. Flowers greenish yellow. Fruits round like plums. Plant is quite astringent, so its good for stopping heavy menses and other bleeding problems. Inner bark tea used for stomach and bowel problems, cancer. Fruit is astringent, used for constipation, gastro-intestinal irritation, dysentery, chronic diarrhea, ulcers and problems of the bowel, rectum and stomach, helps stop bleeding. Persimmon leaf tea is anti-hypertensive, anticarcinogenic, and anti-mutagenic properties, anti-hemorrhagic (stops bleeding), good for hemorrhoids, strengthens weak blood vessels such as spider veins or varicose veins. Used for allergies, hay fever, dermatitis. Compounds in leaves bind to excess fat and help remove fat from the body.

persimmon

1. any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros, typically having hard wood and large orange-red fruit: family Ebenaceae
2. the sweet fruit of any of these trees, which is edible when completely ripe
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exotic fruit salad serves 6 with fresh coconut 1 fresh pineapple, halved 1 fresh papaya, peeled and deseeded 3 sharon fruits 10-12 lychees, peeled, halved and deseeded 3 bananas, peeled Freshly-squeezed juice of 2 limes 60ml coconut milk 3 tbsp brown sugar 100g fresh coconut, chopped into chunks Few leaves of fresh basil for garnish (optional) SCOOP the centre from each pineapple half, keeping the shells intact to use as serving bowls.
2 EXOTIC FRUITS: Passionfruit, Sharon fruits, kiwis and mangos are sources of zinc and vitamin C.