Sunday, January 15, 2012

Persimmons: How to get the astringent out

Persimmons sure are yummy... but if you don't catch them right, they can "sting" your tongue with that astringent flavor.  We got a LOT of the pointy-bottom persimmons from a neighbor this year.  We figured out that there are two ways to avoid that off-putting taste: 1. to wait until they are so so so soft, like a water balloon, before eating them; or 2. to FREEZE them and defrost them.  That taste doesn't survive the freezer.  Weird, but true. Pin It

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