We enjoy adding persimmons to our smoothies. They are an amazing fruit! Persimmon fruit contains high amounts of antioxidants and phytonutrients. These neutralize free radicals which cause many degenerative diseases like ages, cancer, cataract and macular degeneration. And they are extremely high in Vitamin C! Another great thing about using them in smoothies is that, like bananas, they can thicken a smoothie, giving it a beautiful texture. Another advantage – persimmons grow really easily in temperate climates!