Why you should never eat a lot of persimmons

 Here is the news: do you really have to tie with one of the symbols of late autumn and early winter, with this cute persimmon that knits? OkFemmes found out from a specialist what was wrong with her.

One of the most popular searches on the Internet is persimmon. And it is not surprising, because it is one of the most seasonal fruits. However, We are not at all interested in what grade of it is best to buy, but ask this question: "Why can't you eat a lot of persimmons?" And some horrors come out on the links, which makes the mood immediately disappear. Eating this fruit is almost fatal. And this is weird. After all, what is persimmon?

Persimmon, as the Encyclopedia tells us, is a genus of subtropical and tropical deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs of the Ebony family that live up to 500 years. Their fruits are quite edible.

Wikipedia says that the Latin name of the genus, Diospyros, is of Greek origin and translates as "food of the gods" and "divine fire". That is, the Greek gods themselves ate persimmons and lived well on their Olympus. What is so terrible about her then?

This word came to our language from Farsi, where khormâ means "date", and âlu means "plum". It also comes out quite edible and safe: date plum. Therefore, we did not trust the horror stories on the network and turned to a specialist for explanations, because after all, users persistently suspect persimmons of something unhealthy.

Expert opinion

Persimmon contains a lot of tannins (plant compounds), hence its astringent properties. They also have another effect - strengthening. Therefore, unless you suffer from diarrhea, it is really not worth eating a lot of it, otherwise there will be problems of the opposite order. That is, in cases where we drink strong black tea with an upset stomach, so that the body calms down a little, you can eat a lot of persimmons. There is no longer any danger in it.

The same can be said about many other fruits: the same lemons by themselves in reasonable doses are safe to eat (if you have no contraindications or allergies), and in large quantities, yes, it is very harmful and dangerous to health. But for some reason everyone already knows this about lemons, and about persimmons they ask a similar question.

Also, people are interested in why persimmons cannot be eaten with milk. The fact is that the tannic acids that it contains, combining with proteins, form a continuous lump. It is important to remember that many products that are safe in themselves, in combination with each other , do not have a very good effect on the body . The same can be said about combining melon with honey.

It turns out that you can eat persimmons, just a little. And how much, with or without peel, ripe or unripe, we found out from another specialist.