Persimmon by Luca Renoldi

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A persimmon, known to the ancient Greeks as “the fruit of the gods” is the edible fruit of a number of species of trees of the genus Diospyros in the ebony wood family (Ebenaceae). The word persimmon is derived from putchamin, pasiminan, or pessamin, from Powhatan, an Algonquian language (related to Blackfoot, Cree and Mohican) of the eastern United States, meaning “a dry fruit”.Persimmons are generally light yellow-orange to dark red-orange in color, and depending on the species, vary in size from 1.5-9 cm (0.5-4 in) diameter, and may be spherical, acorn-, or pumpkin-shaped. The calyx often remains attached to the fruit after harvesting, but becomes easier to remove as it ripens. They are high in glucose, with a balanced protein profile, and possess various medicinal and chemical uses. While the persimmon fruit is not considered a “common berry” it is in fact a “true berry” by definition.

Featured in Food for Thought on September, 2009

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  • eelsblueEllen
    eelsblueEllenalmost 6 years ago

    Great shine and natural heartiness to this photo, very well done.

  • Thank you Ellen, really appreciate

    – Luca Renoldi

  • ooyayootay
    ooyayootayalmost 6 years ago

    They’re beautiful!!

  • Thank you, but they are also so sweet :)

    – Luca Renoldi

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 6 years ago

    Great capture Luca.

  • Thank you very much Teresa.

    – Luca Renoldi

  • Mary Ann Reilly
    Mary Ann Reillyalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you MaryAnn

    – Luca Renoldi

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 6 years ago

    Ahhh these a beautiful.

  • Thank you mate

    – Luca Renoldi

  • sonjas
    sonjasalmost 6 years ago

    Very nice image.

  • Thank you very much Sonja

    – Luca Renoldi

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 6 years ago

    oooo iliked perfect;

  • Thank you mate

    – Luca Renoldi

  • dominikanac
    dominikanacalmost 6 years ago

    Great capture Luca!

  • Thank a lot Dominik

    – Luca Renoldi

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltalmost 6 years ago

    great image, and they are simple delicious holding one right now

  • yeah really delicious, not really populars but very good taste, specially vanilla quality (We have 2 or 3 different qualities in Italy )

    – Luca Renoldi

  • Luca Renoldi
    Luca Renoldiover 5 years ago

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