Strict Observance of the Rule “7 không” Essential for Eating Persimmons

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Important Considerations When Consuming Persimmons

  1. Avoid Consuming Persimmons on an Empty Stomach
  2. Ingesting persimmons on an empty stomach can lead to the formation of gastric stones due to the presence of tannin and pectin. These stones may potentially cause digestive tract obstruction, resulting in symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and even bleeding. Surgical intervention may be necessary to remove these stones. It is advisable to consume persimmons when the stomach is not empty to prevent harm to the digestive system.

    Eating persimmons when hungry can cause abdominal pain and nausea

  3. Avoid Persimmons if You Have Diabetes
  4. Persimmons contain high amounts of simple sugars, including sucrose, fructose, and glucose. These sugars are readily absorbed and can raise blood sugar levels. Therefore, individuals with diabetes or poor blood sugar control should refrain from consuming persimmons.

    Persimmons should never be included in the menu for people with diabetes

  5. Avoid Consuming Persimmon Skin
  6. The skin of persimmons contains a concentrated amount of tannin. Even if attempts are made to remove the astringency, it is impossible to completely eliminate the tannin content. Consumption of persimmon skin can lead to stomach harm as tannin may form sediment. To safeguard your health, it is essential to peel the skin and only consume the peeled persimmons.

    Remember to peel persimmons before eating

  7. Avoid Combining Persimmons with Goose Meat
  8. Goose meat, being rich in protein, can react with the tannin in persimmons and result in the formation of tannic acid protein precipitates. These substances can accumulate in the stomach, causing abdominal pain, high fever, and possibly life-threatening conditions without prompt treatment.

    Goose meat is not compatible with persimmons

  9. Avoid Combining Persimmons with Alcohol
  10. Simultaneous consumption of persimmons and alcohol can result in gastrointestinal obstruction. Persimmons possess cooling properties according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, while alcohol has a slightly bitter and hot toxic nature. The interaction between persimmon tannin and alcohol in the stomach can form a sticky substance that combines with cellulose to create solid masses, hampering digestion and preventing natural expulsion, potentially leading to intestinal obstruction.

    Eating persimmons and drinking alcohol can cause intestinal obstruction

  11. Avoid Combining Persimmons with Sweet Potatoes
  12. Consuming persimmons together with sweet potatoes poses a significant threat to the stomach. Sweet potatoes contain significant amounts of starch, which can trigger excessive gastric acid production. When combined with persimmons, the tannin and pectin in persimmons precipitate under gastric acid influence, resulting in undissolvable stones. In severe cases, gastrointestinal bleeding or ulcers can occur, jeopardizing health. It is advisable to consume sweet potatoes and persimmons at least 5 hours apart.

    Avoid eating sweet potatoes and persimmons at the same time

  13. Avoid Combining Persimmons with Seafood
  14. Similar to goose meat, seafood such as shrimp, crab, and squid are rich in protein. These proteins can interact with persimmon tannin, causing precipitation and discomfort in the stomach. To prevent bloating, digestion difficulties, and potential stone formation in the stomach, it is recommended to consume seafood and persimmons with a time gap of at least 2 hours.

    Shrimp, rich in protein, should not be eaten with persimmons