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I admit defeat. I can't find an answer, so I'm turning to you.

Last week a teacher asked me to find out how to prepare wild persimmons 
for use in breads, ice cream toppings, etc. I promptly turned to my 
shelf of cook books. Lots of recipes, but none of them gave any ideas 
for removing the seeds. More searching, and I found lots of information 
about the little fruits, but not one word about how to get the seeds out 
and still have any fruit left. It seems that 2/3 or so of the volume of 
the the fruit is taken up by 5-7 seeds. Cooking them whole apparently 
cooks the seeds into the fruit, which makes the result quite bitter.

Any suggestions? The teacher seems to have a large supply of wild 
persimmons available and wants to do something with them besides feet 
the birds, squirrels, or whatever else eats them directly from the tree.

As my wife (and middle) can attest, my relation to food is to eat what 
others fix and wash the dishes afterward. I know nothing about how to 
turn a raw fruit into something cooked. That's best left to those who 
know what they are doing.

David Lininger, kb0zke,
MS/HS librarian
Hickory County R-1 Schools
Urbana, MO 65767
tss003 at tnp dot more dot net

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