Are you craving seasonal colors that the North Florida leaves just aren’t delivering this fall? Bring home the crispness and orange hues you desire with delicious, versatile persimmons from Ward’s Supermarket!
What Are Persimmons?
Persimmons are sweet, orange fruits that bring warmth and flavor to your autumn table. Depending on the variety, these fruits can be sweet and honey-like or slightly tangy. This versatility means you can use them in both sweet and savory dishes!
However, not only are they delicious, but they are great for your health, also! Packed with vitamins A and C, fiber, and antioxidants, this fruit is a nutritional powerhouse!
At Ward’s Supermarket, we take pride in offering locally sourced, seasonal produce — making persimmons the perfect addition to your meals this autumn. In this blog, we’ll explore the wonders of this unique fruit and offer some creative ways to enjoy them.
How to Enjoy Persimmons
Begin by determining your fruit’s ripeness. Determining ripeness depends on the type of persimmons. Fuyus can be identified by their rounded bottoms. This low-maintenance fruit can be eaten when soft or firm. Astringent Hachiya, on the other hand, are heart-shaped. It’s best to eat these unique fruits when very ripe.
Fresh and Simple
The simplest way to enjoy persimmons is to eat them fresh! Once you’ve determined your fruit is ready to eat, wash it and cut out the calyx from the top of the fruit.
You can slice Fuyu persimmons like tomatoes, revealing their beautiful star pattern, or cut them into quarters. The peel is edible! Hachiyas, on the other hand, can be enjoyed with a spoon like a kiwi. Both make for a healthy snack or light dessert.
Preserves and Chutneys
Savor the fall flavor throughout the year with preserve and chutneys! These jam variants make wonderful condiments for cheese platters or roasted meats.
Recipe: Try this easy persimmon jam to level up your next charcuterie board!
Add to Fall Salads
Persimmon’s sweet flavor and vibrant color can elevate any salad. Toss slices of this fruit with arugula, Feta cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette to make a delightful autumn salad.
Recipe: Try this fall harvest salad with pomegranate!
Roasted or Grilled
Roasting or grilling persimmons brings out their natural sweetness and adds a delightful caramelized flavor. Serve them as a side dish with meats like roasted chicken or pork.
Recipe: Try this sweet potato and green apple hash to spice up your fall meal prep rotation!
Similar to any other fruit, persimmons can be used in a variety of baked goods. Also try incorporating them into muffins, pies, or even pancakes for a unique twist on traditional fall favorites.
Recipe: Try these pancakes to make the most of your crisp, fall mornings!
Pick Up Your Perfect Persimmons Today
Delight in fresh produce this fall season! Our commitment to providing high-quality, locally sourced produce ensures that you’ll enjoy the best the season has to offer.
Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or trying persimmons for the first time, our friendly staff is here to assist you with all your grocery needs. Embrace the flavors of fall by visiting Ward’s today!