ZAOZHUANG, CHINA - OCTOBER 17, 2022 - Persimmons are seen at East Lake Park in Zaozhuang, Shandong province, China, Oct 17, 2022. (Photo credit should read CFOTO/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
Should You Eat The Skin On Persimmons?
By AV Brown
Persimmons are a classic fall fruit with a yellow-orange flesh, a soft jelly-like texture, and a shape reminiscent of tomatoes. They are sweet and delicious, and even contain healthy doses of magnesium, thiamin, phosphorous, and riboflavin.
You may be used to peeling and discarding persimmon skins, especially if you're making juicy persimmon pulp for an old-fashioned persimmon pudding. However, the skin is entirely edible and ranges from pale yellow to deep, red-orange.
If you're dealing with a sweet Fuyu persimmon, all you have to do is rinse the fruit, remove the leaves, and slice it up as you would an apple. If you've only got Hachiyas, otherwise known as bitter or astringent persimmons, you should wait until they ripen to the point where they become soft and ready to burst.