Dehydrated fruit is one of the greatest snacks you can enjoy during a Dherbs cleanse. That is especially true when you dehydrate the fruit yourself. Plus, dehydrating fruit is an excellent way to avoid food waste because the snacks keep much longer than fresh varieties. Because persimmons are one of the standout fruits of fall, we wanted to give you a recipe to savor them for as long as possible.
The persimmon is a fruit that is picked in early to late fall, with occasional harvests in early winter. Depending on the variety, the color ranges from yellow to dark red-orange. The two most common types you’ll see are Hachiya and Fuyu persimmons. Both varieties exhibit near identical health benefits, as they are rich in many of the same vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. According to research, persimmons may reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping your arteries clear. Researchers attribute this to the dietary fiber, antioxidants, and minerals, which are consistent with an anti-atherosclerotic diet.
For this recipe, we decided to use Fuyu persimmons. They are short and firm, crisp and sweet, and you can enjoy them peeled or unpeeled. In order to evenly dehydrate them, make sure to slice them with a mandoline with a 1.5 millimeter slicing blade. You can slice them by hand, but the pieces will be much more even if you use that kitchen tool. Once the persimmons finish dehydrating, store them in an airtight container and enjoy when ready.
- Prep Time:10m
- Cook Time:8h 2m
- Total Time:8h 10m
- 3 persimmons
- Using a mandoline slicer, slice your persimmons with the 1.5 millimeter blade so that they are all the same thickness.
- Make sure that the persimmons are not bruised or soft, otherwise they will not slice evenly.
- Place the slices in an even layer on one or more dehydrator sheets. Place the sheets in the dehydrator at 115º F for about 8-10 hours. Once they are fully dry, remove them from the dehydrator. Store the dehydrated persimmons in an airtight container and store in the fridge. Consume within a couple weeks.