For fussy eaters who are a little fruit shy but eat apples (or melon), I think persimmons are worth a whirl. The texture (if not overripe) is quite crunchy with a similar skin. If you haven’t eaten one before I always think it tastes like a cross between an apple and a sweet cantaloupe melon!
Here in NZ the season is super short, but I always look forward to it as I think these would be one of my favourite fruits.
Have you tried one? What do you think it tastes like?
Judith, MA Cantab, is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/