Also known as the Apple of the Orient, Persimmon (Kaki) is a bright orange fruit, belonging to the Ebenaceae family. Technically it’s not really a fruit, but a large, round succulent berry with a thin and smooth peel. The pulp inside is soft and creamy and has a sweet honey like flavor. There are two types of persimmon – astringent and non-astringent. The antioxidants present in persimmon have the power to develop resistance against infections and harmful diseases. The peel of persimmon contains phytochemicals, which protect from the damage associated with ageing. It contains high amounts of fiber, which keeps the stomach full for a longer period of time. It also reduces the craving for processed and high sugar foods. I tend to use kaki in lots of different dishes I serve at my catering sesions.