Food of the Gods, and aptly called so. Its glossy peel of deep-orange and red hues belies the succulence inside. As you sink your teeth into its firm flesh, the sweetness within fills your mouth with a taste that is pleasant yet decadent. It looks almost like a tomato but is inversely sugary. The sight of this ambrosia is enough to make one drool with delight.
Every year around this time, if Wuan comes to Penang, she would lug one carton of the juiciest Sharon fruit for me. The Sharon is touted as the world?s sweetest persimmons. They are seedless and have been found to significantly reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis. The Sharon fruit is cultivated in the Sharon Valley of Israel.
Wuan is here for the weekend and Eid holidays. Imagine my delight when I caught a glimpse of a box with some of the persimmons peeking out from among the things that she brought. Those were the shiniest and yummiest persimmons that I have laid eyes on for a long time. And they were also the most delicious.