persiMon is a brand of persimmon fruit with a taste unlike any others.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with persiMon.
persiMon Taste, Flavour & Appearance
It’s rich, tangy and sweet, with a silky texture on the inside, reminding people of a combination of a roasted sweet pepper and a mango with a touch of cinnamon.
On the outside, it is firm and naturally ripened. The fruit is beautifully bright orange and has a distinctive star. Freckles are a sign of extra sweetness!
Available from November to January, persiMon is seedless and ready to eat when you buy it, no ripening needed.
Where is persiMon from?
What makes persiMons different from the persimmons you’ve likely tried before is this fruit is from the heart of the Ribera Del Xuquer Valley in Spain.
It’s also the only persimmon brand certified by PDO. PDO or Protected Designation of Origin means it is produced, processed, and prepared in one area and have distinct characteristics from this area.
Were can you buy persiMon?
In Canada, persiMon is available at Metro, Costco, Safeway, Sobeys, Farm Boy and IGA.
persiMon Nutrition Facts
Here are the nutrition facts per 160 g of fruit:
- Calories - 127
- Fat - 0 g
- Carbohydrate - 30 g
- Fibre - 6 g
- Sugar - 20 g
- Protein - 1 g
- Cholesterol - 0 g
- Sodium - 2 mg
- Potassium - 257 mg
- Calcium - 12 mg
- Iron - 0 mg
- Vitamin A - 130 RE
- Vitamin C - 10 mg
- Vitamin K - 4.1 ug
- Folate - 12 ug
- Magnesium - 15 mg
- Manganese - 0.6 mg
Grilled Persimmon & Goat Cheese Crostini Recipe
Here’s a simple, easy appetizer recipe that you can make featuring grilled persimmon.
- 1 medium baguette sliced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 persiMon, topped and sliced
- Soft, spreadable goat cheese
- Cherry tomatoes halved
- Shallot peeled and thinly sliced
- Basil for garnish
- 2 high quality balsamic vinegar
Brush each bread slice with olive oil and place on a bake sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Heat a grill pan on high and brush with olive oil.
In batches, grill the persiMon wedges 2 minutes per side.
To assemble to crostini, spread goat cheese on baguette slices. Top with cherry tomato halves, sliced shallots and persiMon then drizzle with balsamic vinegar
Garnish with basil and serve immediately.