Compared to the ones who make the persimmon drying process at home, the number of people who make the drying process is increasing. Let’s learn how the persimmon, which is a healing store in winter, is done.
What is Persimmon? Where does it grow?
How to Dry Persimmon?
What are the Benefits of Persimmon?
1. What is Persimmon? Where does it grow?
The persimmon from the Abonozgill family is a winter fruit and grows in subtropical climatic zones. Orange is a fruit and persimmon, at first glance, although it seems to have a name in our country, the homeland of this fruit is actually China. As it was spread to Turkey from Trabzon by Ipekyolun, it was called persimmon. The heavenly apple, a temperate climate zone fruit, is also known in the Mediterranean region, most notably with persimmon or Mediterranean persimmon. It was first brought to our country by the French and grown in Hatay. For this reason, the name of this fruit is also known as French apple or pomegranate.
The countries that are the world’s largest producers of persimmon are; Especially China, Japan, Brazil, Indonesia, Egypt, the Philippines, Israel, Italy, USA, Korea, Algeria, South America, Iran, Spain, and Turkey. It is seen that there is a fruit of Chinese origin and the world total production is about 5 million tons and only 70% of it meets China alone. In this article, we will talk about how the persimmon drying process is done.
2. How to Dry Persimmon?
Persimmon drying stages are listed as follows.
a. First, the ripe fruits must be collected and separated on the selection band, if appropriate, for drying.
b. Fruits that are suitable for drying should be washed in plenty of water in the washing line.
c. Washed fruits should be peeled by peeling strips, but the stems should not be removed.
d. Finally, the PE cans are placed in a way that the fruit is fixed to the casing holes.
e. The prepared PE crates are placed in the drying cabinet and the Ekotec fruit and vegetable dryer are started for drying.
The main and most important reason that will push food products to dry is of course not being able to handle the fresh fruit. The shorter shelf life of the products after ripening and the fact that their products do not find buyers during this period encourage producers to dry. Another reason is that the sales price difference between the wet product and the dry product is too much to be underestimated.
The traditional method of drying persimmon is drying in the sun. This process is quite a long and tiring process on top of the top is not hygienic. While the persimmon is dried in the sun by drying in 1 month, the drying process is completed between 30 – 35 hours with Ekotec food dryer heat pump.
3. What are the Benefits of Persimmon?
Persimmon is a fruit that is a complete source of healing.
- Good for colds and flu.
- It strengthens the immune systems.
- Beautifies the skin.
- It nourishes the hair.
- It is good for vitamins because it is rich in vitamins.
- Good for the stomach.
- It’s good for the gallbladder.
- Reduces blood pressure.
- Lowers cholesterol.
- It’s good for constipation.
- It protects against cancer.
- It delays aging.
- Good memory.
- It gives energy.
- It strengthens the bones.
- Good for eye problems.