|Sun kissed Fuyu persimmon|
Happy Accidents and Antioxidants
You may not find this imperfect fruit in your grocery, but if you cannot find one like it, it is a shame! Those incidents that cause imperfections: intense sun, worms, drought, also cause a stress response in the fruit that develops antioxidants. Because we consumers want perfect fruit, growers have had to select varieties which produce uniform, unblemished fruit which can then be shipped long distances. Almost always the fruit has been picked unripe. Taste and nutrition suffer.
So rethink that bin of less-than-perfect organic fruit or veggies: it may just be the most delicious and nutritious at the market!
Our Biodynamic organic persimmon crop will fit the bill: small, often sunburned fruit, but incredibly flavorful, to be harvested Wednesday.