Sunday, January 16, 2011


Thanks to our local co-op and the lovely produce section, (seriously, they have the best produce section I've seen, hands down) we have been introduced into the wonderful world of persimmons. I don't think any of us had eaten one before so I did some quick research. See video below or just search YouTube for "how to eat a persimmon" and be entertained for quite some time.

The kids were eager to jump right in.
Josie, with remnants of green smoothie still on her face, processing the persimmon taste.
Parker giving it a try.

The verdict?  They were not an instance hit, but grew on us all.  We were happy to see persimmons in the fruit bowl a couple days later when we visited Rob's brother, Marc, and his family in North Carolina.  We gobbled them up!

There are several funny persimmon videos out there, but this one is informative.


Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

Years ago (pre-veg days) we were given a case of persimmons. I had never heard of them, and had no idea what to do with them. I ended up pureeing them. I think I used a small bit of the puree in a cake or muffin or something, and the rest ended up getting thrown away because our freezer died. :(

VeganLinda said...


Wow, a case! How sad to have your freezer die. I can't believe it took me so long to try them. I can't wait for them to appear again at our co-op so I can figure out fun things to do with them.