The Kishu tangerine is a seedless, easy to peel variety. Measuring about two inches in diameter, the skin is very loose and the flesh is bright orange with a mild, sweet flavor.
Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato
The Stokes Purple Sweet Potato is extremely high in antioxidants, similar to other purple superfoods like acai, blueberries and purple corn. Like other sweet potato varieties, it has a low glycemic index which essential for diabetics.
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Lilac persimmons grow in small clusters on deciduous trees that reach approximately 9 meters in height. The fruits are small and round, averaging 1-2 centimeters in diameter. The yellow-orange flesh is juicy and may contain one or two seeds. They may be eaten fresh, but are best when dried so as to bring out their date-like qualities. Lilac persimmons are rich and sugary but still maintain bright fruity notes of plum and orange.
Lilac persimmons are available in the fall.
Lilac persimmons are botanically known as Diospyros lotus, and also commonly referred to as Caucasian persimmon or Date Plum. Their interesting flavor combines that of a rich sugary date with the brightness of a plum, hence the alias Date Plum. They are a variety of astringent persimmon and should be eaten fully ripe to almost rotten, so as to completely develop their natural sugar content. They are preferably harvested after a frost, which intensifies their flavor and reduces their astringency. Depending upon the variety, some Lilac persimmons actually turn a brownish-purple when ripe and others an orange-yellow.
Lilac persimmons are a good source of fiber and vitamins A, C and E.
Fresh Lilac persimmons should be eaten when mushy to the touch and may be ripened on or off the tree. Dried Lilac persimmons are the consistency of a date and usually dark in color. Either version of the fruit makes a natural companion to fall dishes that include flavors of: plum, peach, apricot, grape, date, fig, pomegranate, pear, cherry, orange, pumpkin, butternut squash, yam, almond, walnut, hazelnut, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, anise, vanilla, bourbon, brandy, port, rum, raisin, brown sugar, honey and chocolate.
The Lilac persimmon is believed to be the fruit mentioned in Homer’s “The Odyssey”: “For there grew the honey-sweet fruit of the lotus that makes all men forgetful of their past and neglectful of their future.” Their botanical name literally translates to “divine fruit” or “wheat of Zeus.”
The Lilac persimmon is native to China’s Himalayan region as well as Iran, Turkey, and parts of southeast Europe. Today it is prevalent in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Eastern Europe, and the Mediterranean where it is especially beloved in the Black Sea region.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|The Land & Water Company||Carlsbad CA||760-729-5263|
|Vi At La Jolla Village||San Diego CA||858-646-7700|
|JSIX American restaurant & Bar||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen 2||Vista CA||760-630-4311|
|Born & Raised||San Diego CA||619-550-5412|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Farmers Market||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
Recipes that include Lilac Persimmons. One is easiest, three is harder.
|What's Gaby Cooking||Persimmon Caprese Salad|
|Cyber Cellar||Duck breast and persimmon skewers with coriander pesto|
|Kalyn's Kitchen||Black Bean Salad with Fuyu Persimmon, Avocado, and Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette|
|Wholefully||Bourbon Persimmon Bread|
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