Benefits of Persimmon
If persimmons are ripe, lightly depress the fruit. If its hard, its not yet ripe, do not eat unless youre certain that youve got the nonastringent variety. Fully ripe persimmons are soft to the touch, very sweet and creamy that they can be eaten as they are. Simply cut them into two halves and eat the pulp with a spoon. They can also be used to prepare delicious sauces, creams, jams, jellies and smoothies.