Kaki: So healthy is the exotic fruit

Kakis are orange, about tomato-sized fruits, which originally come from Asia. They are mainly in winter season in Germany - usually they are available in the period from October to December. Kakis are perfect in winter for a healthy snack. They contain many valuable ingredients - they are especially recommended because of their high vitamin A content. Read more about the healthy effects of the exotic fruit and learn how to eat kakis properly.

Kaki: healthy ingredients

Mature kakis taste wonderfully sweet and are reminiscent of a mixture of apricot and tomato. On the other hand, immature fruits are rather tart. This is because they contain relatively many tannins - more specifically tannins. The riper the fruit, the lower its content of tannins. Tannins have an astringent effect and are responsible for the furry taste left by unripe kakis in the mouth.

Besides tannins, there are many other ingredients in the exotic fruit. Kakis are considered healthy especially because of their many vitamins. Although at 16 milligrams per 100 grams they contain less vitamin C compared to other fruits, they are a good source of vitamin A. 100 grams contain about 270 micrograms of provitamin A. Vitamin A is especially good for our eyes, but also for our eyes healthy skin and mucosal cells important.

Calorie content of Kakis

Kakis contain relatively few calories. 100 grams have 71 calories, a whole fruit brings it to about 107 calories. Compared to some other fruits, however, kakis are a bit calorie-rich. For example, other winter fruit varieties contain slightly less calories per 100 grams, for example:

  • Kiwis (50 kcal)
  • Oranges (47 kcal)
  • Mandarins (50 kcal)
  • Pomelos (25 to 50 kcal)

Kakis are about 80 percent water. In addition to water, 16 grams also contain relatively many carbohydrates. This relatively high carbohydrate content for fruit also explains the slightly higher calorie content. In addition, kakis contain about two to three percent fiber, which ensure that the consumption of sweet fruit also has a positive effect on digestion.

Health effect

In the Asian region - the home of Kaki - the fruit is said to have the most diverse healing powers:

  • For example, it should help you with diarrhea to relieve the symptoms.
  • In addition, the juice of unripe fruits should have a positive effect on blood pressure.
  • The fruit stalk, on the other hand, is said to alleviate coughing.

So far, however, these effects could not yet be scientifically proven.

What is certain is that the vitamin C contained in the persimmon is good for the immune system and that our eyes benefit from the high content of vitamin A. Kakis are also recommended especially for athletes, as they contain a lot of sugar. This way, empty glucose stores can be refilled quickly after training.

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