So much more, but so little, too…
Persimmons are known for their sweet and savory taste, yielding fall harvests. This delicious fruit is typically eaten fresh or used in recipes for baking, sauces and jams.
But did you know that Persimmons are high in fiber, packed full of vitamins A, C and K, which contains high amounts of antioxidants! Persimmons are recognized for many health benefits, such as: improving digestion, and eye and skin health, reducing signs of aging, preventing certain types of cancer, boosting your immune system and cognitive function, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, increasing your metabolism, strengthening your bones, aiding in weight loss, and reducing inflammation (Just to name a few!)
Our Persimmons are harvested when fully ripe, and then are immediately dried, and stored in convenient, resealable bags! Keep your Persimmons on the kitchen table for an easy-to-grab, guilt-free snack. Or take them with you on the go! Wherever you eat your Dried Persimmons, you’ll know that you’re powering your body…and enjoying a tasty little treat too!
We do not currently have storage information available for our products. Generally, storing food in the refrigerator will extend shelf life versus keeping it in your pantry. Further, freezing items, such as our dried fruit, will extend that even further!
There is a fantastic website called, Still Tasty. This site provides food storage information sourced from various U.S. government agencies, such as the USDA, state government agencies, as well as food and beverage companies. They have compiled an extensive list of food and beverages where you can search up the best way to safely store your items.
We carefully wash, core and slice our fruit by hand, and simply lay them out on trays in a tray rack. The trays are then stacked in our drying room, which is essentially just a small greenhouse adjacent to the kitchen. We then let the California sun do it's work! Our dried fruit is then immediately freeze dried and stored from its fresh state. We do not add sulfur to our fruit drying processes. We are a small, family-run business and as such, our operation does not support an expensive drying system that uses sulfur dioxide, or other gases.
We don’t currently have recipes for our products, however if you have some you’d like to share with us, we’d love to hear about them!
A majority of our business is currently conducted at Farmers Markets in the Southern California region, where nutrition labels are not required. We recognize and appreciate the need to provide nutritional information on our products. We are currently exploring new and exciting avenues for Ha's Apple Farm, including adding nutritional labels to our packaging, so stay tuned!