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Azerbaijan International
Autumn 2006 (AI 14.3)

Autumn is the season for brilliant orange-colored persimmons in Azerbaijan. Azeris use the word "khurma" to identify both dates and persimmons, though in some regions persimmons are called "khirnik (or firnikh)" or "korolyok" (species from Russia). Attractive and delicious as always, traditionally persimmons were identified as helping to stop mild intestinal bleeding according to Dr. Farid Alakbarli who specializes in Arabic-script medieval medical manuscripts.

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