The Pomegranate, botanical name Punica granatum, is a fruit about the size larger than orange, obscurely six-sided, with smooth, thick skin that ranges in color from brownish yellow to deep red.The inside of a pomegranate is separated by cream-colored membranes are chambers of hundreds of arils, which are the seed pods inside a Pomegranate. The arils consist of juicy, brilliant, –red fruit surrounding tiny, crisp, edible seeds. Pomegranate is native to a region from Iran to Northern India. It has been produced throughout the Middle East, South Asia, and Mediterranean region and thrives in the drier climates of California and Arizona.
Pomegranates fruits are round with hard and shiny red skins, contains berry like red seeds. Pomegranate seeds, the edible inside of the pomegranate, are a little ruby red burst of sweet and tart deliciousness that pack a seriously big punch of health benefits. The one pomegranate contains that vary from 200-1400 of juicy and nutritious seeds. The Pomegranates can help to prevent various type of disease risk factors, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, oxidative stress, hyperglycemia, and inflammation.
They should be kept in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place, out of direct sunlight. Whole fruit can be refrigerated to keep as long as 2 months. Fresh seeds or juice will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. The juice can be frozen or canned for best used within one year.
They can be used as a garnish in fruit cups, compotes, salads, desserts, and as snack. The Juice is used to make jellies, pudding, desserts, and drinks. The famous Grenadine is made from the pomegranate juice and is used as a flavoring for some beverages.
There are several Health’s Benefits mentioned below,
Nutritional Value of Pomegranate contains per 100gms is mentioned below:
Energy 83 kcal
Carbohydrates 18.7 g
-Sugars 13.67 g
-Fiber 4 g
Fat 1.17 g
Protein 1.67 g
Thiamine (B1) 0.067 mg Riboflavin (B2) 0.053 mg
Niacin (B3) 0.293 mg Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.377 mg
Vitamin B6 0.075 mg Folate (B9) 38 μg
Choline 7.6 mg Vitamin C 10.2 mg
Vitamin E 0.6 mg Vitamin K 16.4 μg
Calcium 10 mg Iron 0.3 mg
Magnesium 12 mg Manganese 0.119 mg
Phosphorus 36 mg Potassium 236 mg
Sodium 3 mg Zinc 0.35 mg
Shape: Round shape
Taste: Sweet & sour