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LATIN NAME: Diospyros Kaki.

FAMILY: Ebenaceae.

GENUS: Diospyros.

COMMON NAMES: Persimmon, Japanese persimmon, Chinese persimmon, kaki, kaki persimmon, and Oriental persimmon.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION: Diospyros Kaki is a species of perennial trees in the Ebenaceae family. A tree reaches a height of up to 10 m (sometimes 12 m). Persimmon blooms from May to June. Fruits get a red coloring before ripeness, reminiscent the color of fire.

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: Persimmon fruits contain a large amount of water, ashes, proteins, carbohydrates, organic acids and tannins. This fruit is also rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron, as well as vitamins A, C and P.

 “Persimmons are not born soft, but they are valued for their softness. Their ripeness.”

Yiyun Li

*This article is for informational purposes only. We suggest consulting with a physician before using these or any other herbal supplements.