Persimmon: Health benefits and harm

(ORDO NEWS) — Nutritionists say that it is best to eat seasonal vegetables and fruits. They have the largest amount of useful vitamins.

And now there are persimmons on the shelves next to bananas, apples and pears. It has a peculiar taste, is rich in substances valuable for health, but it can also be dangerous.

About the benefits of persimmons

Let’s talk first about the useful properties of this unusual fruit. Persimmons are rich in beta-cryptoxanthin.

This substance is a precursor of vitamin A and is very useful for the organs of vision, skin and mucous membranes.

This powerful antioxidant is able to slow down aging processes at the cellular level. Beta-cryptoxanthin strengthens the immune system.

Persimmon contains vitamin C. One fruit contains 20% of the daily norm for an adult. Persimmons also contain a lot of copper, zinc, potassium and iodine. But doctors warn that this fruit can be harmful.

What is dangerous persimmon

In addition to vitamins and minerals, persimmons also contain a special tannin – shibuol (tanning substance). It is he who gives tartness to ripe fruits.

When in contact with gastric juice, shebuol turns into a sticky lump. Remains of food that is already in the stomach can stick to it. Large clusters form bezoars.

And this is the main danger that this delicious fruit hides. You should also be wary of allergic reactions and common food intolerance.

A high concentration of metals (especially copper) can cause changes in the color of the face and the iris of the eyes. Doctors do not recommend giving fruits to children under 3 years of age.

Elderly people and those suffering from high acidity, stomach ulcers and chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are at risk.

To minimize the risks, doctors recommend not to consume a lot of fruit, and if there is, then only ripe, fresh. Otherwise, you can end up in the hospital.

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