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5 A Day: Fruit of the Month: Persimmons

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Persimmon and Apple Salad
Makes 6 servings
Each serving equals one 5 A Day serving

Ingredients

1 Tbsp walnut pieces, toasted
2 Tbsp orange juice
1 Tbsp sherry vinegar
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 sweet variety apples, rinsed, cored, and thinly sliced lengthwise
3 firm-ripe Fuyu persimmons, rinsed, stemmed, and thinly sliced lengthwise

In a bowl, combine orange juice, vinegar, and olive oil. Add apples, persimmons, and toasted walnuts and mix to coat.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 90, Protein 0g, Fat 3g, Calories From Fat 29%, Cholesterol 0mg, Carbohydrates 16g, Fiber 3g, Sodium 15mg.

Mixed Persimmon Salad
Makes 4 servings
Each serving equal one and one half 5 A Day servings

Ingredients

2 cups mixed green salad mix
4 Tbsp red wine vinegar dressing
1/2 ripe avocado, peeled and slice
4 persimmons peeled and chunk
1 cup jicama, chopped
1 Asian pear, sliced

Put lettuce in serving bowl. Measure the dressing into a glass measure large enough to hold the fruit. Put avocado, persimmons, jicama, and Asian pear pieces in a glass measure as they are cut. Stir to coat. Pour the fruit and dressing onto the lettuce. Toss to coat. Chill 20 minutes.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 111, Protein 2g, Fat 4g, Calories From Fat 29%, Cholesterol 0mg, Carbohydrates 19g, Fiber 4g, Sodium 223mg

 

Poached Persimmons
Makes 6 servings
Each serving equals one 5 A Day serving

Ingredients

6 firm-ripe Fuyu persimmons, (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/2 cup dry white wine
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp fresh gingerroot, peeled and minced
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Stem and peel the persimmons, discard any seeds, and cut each persimmon into 8 wedges. In a saucepan combine the persimmons, wine, orange juice, sugar, gingerroot, and cinnamon, bring the liquid to a boil, stirring occasionally, and simmer the mixture, covered, for 15 minutes, or until the persimmons are tender. Transfer the persimmons with a slotted spoon to a bowl, boil the syrup until it is reduced to about 1/2 cup, and pour it over the persimmons. The persimmons may be served warm or chilled over ice cream, rice pudding, or bread pudding.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 92, Protein 0g, Fat 0g, Calories From Fat 1%, Cholesterol 0mg, Carbohydrates 20g, Fiber 0g, Sodium 3mg.

Persimmon Yogurt Parfait
Makes 4 servings
Each serving equals one 5 A Day serving

Ingredients

2 Persimmons
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 cups non-fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup low-fat granola

Cut each persimmon into 4 wedges; peel wedges, using fingers or a small paring knife. Cut each wedge into 4 wedges; set aside. Combine brown sugar and yogurt in a small bowl; stir until well-blended.

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