Pomegranate - an exotic magical fruit
Reddish fruit with a little crown on top, pomegranate is a mystery fruit, its history dates back 1000's of years back. Pomegranate are apple sized fruits but tastes and looks nothing like an apple. Do you know the name pomegranate means seeded apple in french and Latin.
In tropical countries like India, pomegranate is available entire year. During seasons you can see supermarkets fill bins loaded with this super fruit. Pomegranates are cheaper during season.
Advancement of technology and storing techniques helps availability of pomegranates round the year.
Cutting Pomegranate - Are you a newbie for this fruit. take precaution and do not stain your cloth's.
How to cut pomegranate?
Cut the crown off and section the outer layer with your knife. Moment you start piercing your knife into the thick red skin of the fruit, it explodes and juice sprinkles while cutting through the seeds. Check out "How to cut pomegranates easily" videos in you tube to learn further.
Combine the taste of pomegranate with other flavors to avoid sour taste which makes your mouth shrivel.
Unlike many fruits pomegranate requires a bit of patience to peel the seeds out of the fruit. When peeled one cannot resist the temptation to grab a hand full of this fruit.
Pomegranate is it a Super Fruit?
Like super foods, the new classification is super fruits and pomegranate is definitely one of the trendiest fruit.
Healing fruit - In spite of not so popular recipes unlike an apple or a banana, pomegranate have managed to stay as mainstream fruit for millions of year due to its medicinal properties and its healing power. The fruit is rich in vitamins, minerals and are a good source to regenerate blood.
Today many researches, studies and articles circulated in social media claims a glass of pomegranate is a cure or preventive measure for many diseases from cancer to heart diseases. Antioxidants present in pomegranate are cancer preventing benefits.
Does pomegranate juice clean your system?
There is no evidence if pomegranate cleanses your body but for sure drinking a glass of pomegranate does a lot more good to the body.
Pomegranate is used in many forms as food and beverages. Pomegranates culinary uses include - cooking, baking, juiices, smoothies and also in alcoholic beverages (cocktails & mock tails) and wine. It gives a dash of color and enhances the visual appeal of the food.
Is it bad to eat the white stuff inside a pomegranate?
The edible part of pomegranate is the seeds which are red in color and enclosed in a touch yellowish to deep red rind. The pulp surrounding the seed is the juicy edible part. though seeds are tart and make the mouth turn dry after eating. Contrary to beliefs, eating seeds or the rind is not harmful to the body. But the sour taste does not make us enjoy eating it.
Health Benefits of pomegranates?
Nutritional values of pomegranates are high compared to many other fruits.
Pomegranate does not contain cholesterol or saturated fats.
It is a good source of soluble and insoluble dietary fivers.
Pomegranate is also rich in vitamin C which helps the body to develop resistance against infectious agents by boosting immunity.
Effective in diabetes and prostate cancer.
It is also rich in vitamin B and vitamin K
Diabetic patient can enjoy eating seeds of pomegranate.
"Pomegranates contains three times the antioxidant properties of red wine or green tea."
What are the culinary uses of pomegranates?
Culinary uses of pomegranate
Toss tablespoon of it over curd rice
Use in ice cream as toppings
sprinkle over cereals like cornflakes or oat meal
Use as garnish for many culinary dishes.
Pomegranates can be stored up to 2 months in refrigerator or up to two weeks when left in cool dry place.
Include the real pomegranate fruit to your diet and do not limit yourself with just the flavor in your favorite ice cream or dark chocolate.