People like persimmons because they are brightly coloured and taste sweet. They are called the “fruit of the gods.” China and Japan both like cold-weather fruit, but China grows most of the commercial crops. People often dry them and eat them all year long, especially during the Lunar New Year.
There are many different kinds of this fruit, but they can be put into two main groups: astringent and not astringent. You can eat both types of persimmons raw, cooked, or dried. Persimmon slices are often dried, a treat in many parts of the world.