Flickr photo via Toshihiro Gamo
This orange fruit may have slipped past your radar, and if it has then it might be something you want to add to your grocery list. It’s a bit of a tricky fruit, and should never be eaten under-ripe, as it is far too tart to be truly palatable at that stage. Eaten on its own before it’s completely gushy inside, will leave your mouth feeling dry. That cotton mouth feeling is due to the high levels of tannins in unripe persimmons (think dark black teas that have been steeped for a long time). When they’re ripe though, you can enjoy them as is, made into cookies, or try it in white chocolate persimmon bread pudding.