This exotic treasure, also known as Diospyros or Sharon looks like a tomato, tastes like a melon and it is considered to be an elixir of youth. Nothing short of a cornucopia of vitamins and minerals, you should definitely include the Kaki fruit in your diet.
Loaded with antioxidants, glucose, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and tannin, kaki brightens up the complexion, slows down cellular aging, protects the liver and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and diabetes.
Kaki also has great antiseptic properties, and it has been used to prevent and ease the symptoms of enterocolitis.
Its high glucose and caloric content make it unsuitable for a weight-loss diet, but consumed in moderation it can be a novel and delicious addition to your meals.
Kaki provides copious amounts of energy, and can successfully replace energizing drinks and coffee. It’s also a good choice if you have a hangover, as it helps your body metabolize alcohol faster.