Kaki, also known as ‘Persimmons’ and ‘Sharon Fruit’, originated from Japan and is the country’s national fruit. Kaki typically thrives in warm and dry climates.

 

Kaki grows on trees and are red to brown in colour with an appearance and taste of a cross between a tomato and a plum.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Low in calories and saturated fats which promotes weight management. (1)

 

  • Abundant in bioactive compounds which include natural antioxidants, catechins, fibre and various phytochemicals which can play important roles as chemotherapeutic agents as well reduce the risk of inflammation and coronary heart disease. (2) (3)

 

  • Has properties which are antidiabetic which helps control blood sugar levels in the blood and reduce the risk of type two diabetes. (4)

 

  • Contains an abundance of vitamin A which is vital to provide protection to the retina and cornea. (5)

 

  • Plentiful in vitamin C which is excellent in defending the body against unwarranted infections. (6)

 

  • A great source for manganese which is a co-factor that aids in the support for healthy mucous membranes and skin as, well as a known protectant against lung and mouth cancers. (7)

 

  • An excellent source of fibre which helps to regulate the digestive system and improve the effectiveness of the colon. (8)

 

  • Provides essential B-vitamins which maintain the metabolic functions of the body. (9)

 

 

Kaki Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per
Serving
% Daily
Value*
Calories 70
Calories from Fat 2
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 19 g 6%
Dietary Fibre 4 g 14%
Sugar 13 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A33% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium1% Iron 1%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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