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2.5 year old potted tree. Planting distance 5X4m. The apple persimmon is the only variety of persimmon that can be eaten even green. It is easy to grow, very resistant to diseases, also suitable for organic cultivation. The fruit is sweet and of great biological value, because it is very rich in vitamin A. When the fruit is ripe it is very sweet and contains a large quantity of sugars into glucose and protein. It has diuretic and laxative properties and is recommended especially for those suffering from liver disease. On the contrary, due to its high sugar content - it is forbidden to those who suffer from diabetes or who suffer from obesity.
• Its golden-red color is due to flavonoids which are strong antioxidants, it also contains polyphenols and catechins which are known for their anti-inflammatory action. • Contains betulinic acid, a substance that has been shown to be highly active against several forms of cancer. • Contains beta-carotene and lycopene, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin, substances with a strong antioxidant effect against free radicals that are responsible for premature aging and the occurrence of a large number of diseases.
According to the conclusions of research carried out by the Mayo Clinic, the zeaxanthin contained in the precious fruit, which belongs to the carotenoids, is an excellent nutritional ally in the prevention and treatment of the macular, a particularly serious eye condition. • It is rich in vitamin C which strengthens our immune system and gives glow to the skin. • Contains group B vitamins (mainly thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine and folic acid) which have beneficial properties for our nervous system.
• It is rich in trace elements such as potassium, magnesium, copper, choline. • It contains fiber and thus is particularly beneficial for people suffering from constipation. • Thanks to its high content of natural sugars, it is a very good source of energy suitable for people with increased physical activity (e.g. athletes) 100 g of fresh lotus provides only 70 calories, so it is ideal for people who follow a balanced diet.