persimmon pulp can be substituted into any recipe for flavored bread (ie zucchini). There are also several delicious cookie recipes that use persimmon.
Medically....In traditional Chinese medicine the fruit regulates ch'i.
The raw fruit is used to treat constipation and hemorrhoids, and to stop bleeding. As such, it is not a good idea to consume too many persimmons at once- they can induce diarrhea.
The cooked fruit is used to treat diarrhea and dysentery
The fruits of some persimmon varieties contain the tannins catechin and gallocatechin, as well as the anti-tumor compounds betulinic acid and shibuol, although the latter may also cause gastrointestinal problems.