Nutritionist Talks About The Terrible Dangers of Persimmons

Persimmons are healthy, but not for everyone. Eating persimmons can provoke the formation of phytobezoar, a dense ball of plant fibers, in the stomach.

“Persimmons contain hard-to-digest dietary fiber and tannins, so if the secretory function of the stomach is insufficient, a phytobezoar, a dense ball of plant fibers, can form,” the expert says.

The expert says that persimmons should not be chosen as a dessert after lunch or dinner and should not be consumed at night. In this case, it can provoke heaviness and discomfort in the stomach.

It is also not recommended for children, the elderly, and those with diabetes.

Interesting things about persimmons

Persimmons are grown all over the world in tropical and temperate climates. But China is considered the birthplace of the berry.

This fruit contains many vitamins and minerals. It is useful for the prevention of vitamin deficiency, iron deficiency anemia, and iodine deficiency.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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