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Tuesday, 7 September 2010


The national fruit of Japan
Persimmon is Japanese fruit.Persimmon is the edible fruit of a number of species of trees in the genus Diospyros in the ebony wood family (Ebenaceae).They are generally light yellow-orange to dark red-orange in color, and depending on the species, vary in size from 1.5 to 9 cm (0.5 to 4 in) diameter, and may be spherical, acorn-, or pumpkin-shaped.They are high in glucose, with a balanced protein profile, and possess various medicinal and chemical uses.Like the tomato, it is not considered a "common berry", but is in fact a "true berry" by definition.It is also native to China, where it is known as Kaki. It is also known as Korean Mango.


Scientific name: Diospyros kaki
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