The pomegranate is the fruit of the pomegranate tree that can reach up to four meters high.
The Carthaginians introduced the pomegranate in the Mediterranean area, with the Arabs who brought
it to Spain and is the spread that the new world.
Spain has become one of the leading producers and exporters of pomegranates.
The best time to eat the pomegranate is the fall, remains a fortnight at room temperature and one
month in the refrigerator.
This curious result has many qualities that make it very desirable consumption. We discuss some of
The pomegranate is very low in calories as is low in carbohydrates.
A pomegranate, favorable effects assigned to relieve asthma, fever and cardiovascular disease,
Avoid fluid retention, flatulence and helps fight hypertension.
Its antioxidant properties retard the aging of certain cells of the body.
The pomegranate contains tannins that are good for treating diarrhea, as the tannins act contrary
to the effect of fiber in the body, it is not convenient to consume grenade if you have colonic
diverticula or irritation.
If anemia is highly recommended consumption.
Recent studies indicate that consumption of pomegranate may be beneficial in the prevention of
Helps eliminate fluid in the kidneys and is recommended for people who suffer gout.
For its low calorie content (74 per 100 grams) is highly valued in diets and for people with diabetes.
The decoction of bark, roots and leaves, or shell (30 g, 10 minutes boiling), serves to eliminate
intestinal parasites due to the action of the alkaloid Pelletierine. Its juice or juice can also be very
helpful in case of stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori.
Its rich in manganese may justify the fame of aphrodisiac fruit since vitalizes the nervous system
and sex hormones.
Composition (per 100 g.)
Carbohydrates 7.5 g.
0.2 g fiber.
Vitamin C 5.7 mg.
Provitamin A 3.5 mcg.
Potassium 275 mg.
3 mg magnesium.
Calcium 8 mg.
In the kitchen
In the Western world there are many dishes that contain pomegranate.
consumed as fresh fruit is also added to salads and even as decoration in some kind of ice cream.
In the kitchens of the Middle East and Central Asia is used in making sauces for meats.
In India, pomegranate seeds are dried for use as a condiment in many curries.
The juice or pomegranate juice
In the past, the most common way to use it in the kitchen was through its juice, which was used as an
acid for cooking soups, stews, marinades or marinades, and sorbets and refreshing drinks.
Did you know ...?
The ancient Egyptians were buried with pomegranates.
The pomegranate juice stain the tissues permanently.
It is said that the pomegranate was the forbidden fruit of "Paradise".
In some cultures is considered the "fertility fruit".
Previously, people of white complexion juice used to invigorate the skin.