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5 A Day: Fruit of the Month: Persimmons

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Spoon 1/4 cup of the yogurt mixture into each of 4 (8-ounce) dessert glasses; top with 4 persimmon wedges. 2 tablespoons raspberries and 2 tablespoons granola. Repeat the layers, ending with granola. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 276, Protein 9g, Fat 2g, Calories From Fat 6%, Cholesterol 2mg, Carbohydrates 57g, Fiber 4g, Sodium 110mg.

Persimmon Sorbet
Makes 1 quart or 8 servings
Each serving equals one 5 A Day serving


4 cups persimmon puree
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water

Separate the persimmon pulp from the fibrous threads by pressing through a sieve with the back of a spoon. Heat the water and sugar in a medium sauce pan until the sugar is dissolved. Blend the persimmon puree with the sugar water mixture. Place the mixture in a freezer safe container and freeze until firm, stirring once or twice.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 80, Protein 0g, Fat 0g, Calories From Fat 1%, Cholesterol 0mg, Carbohydrates 21g, Fiber 0g, Sodium 1mg.


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