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Persimmons: Health and Nutrition

(Diospyros virginiana: common, or American persimmon)


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Nutritional Information

The earliest assessment of the nutrition delivered by common persimmons was discussed by W. F. Fletcher in his 1915 work entitled The Native Persimmon.  Bureau of Chemistry Bulletin 66, pp. 41-42.

Traditional Medicinal uses