Kaki (Japanese persimmon) is sweet autumn-winter fruit. The color may vary from pale yellow through orange to burgundy. The kaki is a real source of health. Here’s why:

Prevents cancer

Japanese persimmon is full of antioxidants like vitamin A, C and K. The antioxidants protect the body from the oxidative stress effects, which can help strengthen the immune system and protect your organism against disease. The oxidative stress consequences are often associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease and various cancers.

Digestion

Japanese persimmon is rich in dietary fibers which are crucial to a well functioning of the digestive tract. Dietary fibers stimulate the digestion and help at constipation problems; they also stimulate intestines, resulting in toxins ejections from the body.

Good vision

This delicious fruit, besides vitamins, also has an excellent selection of zaexanthin. These antioxidants, which are often called “eye vitamins” protect eyes from diseases specific to elder people such as cataracts and macular degeneration, reducing the effects of oxidative stress.

Heart health

Researches recently showed that kaki contains high-level of dietary fiber, minerals and phenols which are crucial in the fight against atherosclerosis (a major cause of heart diseases). Scientists claim that the high content of dietary fibers, minerals and phenols, makes the kaki a highly desirable in anti-atherosclerosis diet.

Good immunity

The fruit kaki contains 12.6 mg of vitamin C, which is 21% of the recommended daily intake of this vitamin. Thus, this fruit strengthens the immune system and protects the body from free radicals.

Slimming

Japanese persimmon is a great source of dietary fiber; there are 6 grams of fiber in one fruit (24% of the recommended daily intake). The dietary fiber is crucial for weight loss because they boost metabolism and reduce appetite.