[Sca-cooks] persimmon

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Thu Nov 5 14:43:42 PST 2009

I came across a mention of this when looking at sites earlier-

"The vast majority of people eat persimmons without problem.  In very  
rare cases, persimmons have been known to contribute to the formation  
of diospyrobezoars in some people.  If you have had previous gastric  
surgery, or any form of gastric impairment, you are encouraged to  
consult with your physician before eating large quantities of  

This is very rare but there are cases reported of "severe abdominal  
cramping, anusea, vomiting, and pyrexia" associated with eating  

This leads to articles like "Huge gastric diospyrobezoars successfully  
treated by oral intake and endoscopic injection of Coca-Cola."

No kidding.


On Nov 5, 2009, at 4:42 PM, Susan Lin wrote:

> I tried a bite of one - the squat darker kind not the more "acorn"  
> shaped
> one.  My mouth immediately dried up and my tongue felt 3 times its  
> size.  It
> was alarming.  My father-in-law said it might be a reaction because  
> I had
> had a sip of red wine and sometimes they don't mix but it has kept  
> me from
> trying persimmon until last month when I cautiously took a bite and  
> had no
> reaction.
> I'm still leary of them and prefer to stay away from them but at  
> least now I
> don't think I'm going to die if I eat a piece.
> shoshanna

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