The word from the nutritionist
The red rubies of pomegranate
The pomegranate is a typical fruit of the autumnal season and it is very beneficial for your health. Its red and juicy pulp is very rich of vitamins A and C, mineral salt and antioxidant, and for this it is a good ally against the free radical.
The pomegranate tree (Punica granatum) comes from Iran, North Africa and Western Asia. The word “Pomegranate” derives from Latin and means “apple with seeds”, in fact, the fruit contains a lot of woody seeds. It pulp is juicy and it is rich of Vitamins A and C, and Antioxidants. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties; thanks to its high content of polifenoli it useful to rejuvenate the skin , to regenerate the cells, to prevent heart disease and damage to the brain.
This fruit is very difficult to peel and for this often it is used to prepare juice, that can be drink natural or to produce ice-cream, granite, cocktail or to dye clothes . Its grains can be used to give a coloured and crunchy touch to the salad, or to give a citrus note to the dishes. It is very appreciate eaten with meat, especially with duck and pork, but also with fish as crayfishes and octopuses.
Published 23 September 2019