Pomegranate is a unique fruit - from antiquity considered a symbol of fertility, it is extremely tasty and healthy at the same time. It is a fruit that contains polyphenols that protect against many diseases, improves the digestive process and slows aging. It is worth to be interested in it and eat its seeds, fresh or dried. Here's all you need to know about pomegranate seeds.
Pomegranate - why is it worth eating?
Did you know that the pomegranate and juice squeezed out of it were the subject of over 200 research. They proved above all the beneficial effect of this fruit on our cardiovascular system, effective counteracting destructive influence of free radicals or inflammatory processes. The secret of pomegranate is easily digestible polyphenols - antioxidants, which in pomegranate is three times more than in green tea or red wine. One must not forget about the punic acid, which is very rare in nature, and is classified as omega-5 fatty acids.
What else does the pomegranate seeds contain? First of all, vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, selenium, copper, zinc, beta-carotene, fiber, tannic acid or citric acid. It's a real bomb of vitamins and minerals!
Are pomegranate seeds healthy?
Eating grenades is attributed to many properties beneficial for health. Here are just some of them:
They alleviate digestion problems - thanks to the content of citric acid and tannin.
They favorably affect our cardiovascular system.
They contain antioxidants that counteract the aging process.
They reduce symptoms associated with PMS or menopause - thanks to the content of phytoestrogens.
They soothe, help regenerate the skin, improve its color and accelerate the healing of acne lesions.
So you can see that grenades should be simply eaten! On our market, these fruits are available in the form of fresh fruit or dried seeds, which are extremely popular in Indian cuisine. But more on that later.
How to remove the pomegranate seeds?
This question is asked by anyone who faced this task. Peeling pomegranate is not the simplest, so we suggest how to do it and do not get stained with juice: Pomegranate should be cut in half, rotate the "middle" down and knock the pips into the bowl, hitting it with a spoon, for example. You can also cut the top of the pomegranate - so that the seeds are visible, then cut in several places, tear the fruit and extract the seeds by hand. You can also choose dried pomegranate seeds, which are an excellent snack and addition to many dishes - especially Indian ones (Hindus call them "andara" and commonly use in their kitchen).
How to eat dried pomegranate seeds?
Dried pomegranate seeds (http://drpelc.pl/suszone-owoce/402-bio-pestki-granatu-suszone-ekologiczne-100g-ekogram-szielonki.html?search_query=granatu+results=1) have a characteristic, slightly sour taste . Thanks to this they are extremely versatile and work well in many dishes - both sweet and dry. Here are some examples of use:
You can eat them yourself - as a snack between meals. (similarly as other dried fruits, about which we wrote HERE https://drpelc.pl/blog/13_owoce-suszone-czy-sa-zdrowe)
They can be ground and used as a really oriental spice in your kitchen - sprinkling it into ice cream, biscuits, soups, sauces, meat dishes or adding to, for example, bread dough.
They blend well with tea - both hot and cold.
You can add them to fruit and vegetable salads.
We only remind you that when buying ardana, you should choose unmilled, slightly springy seeds from organic crops and dried at low temperatures (RAW). You will find them HERE (http://drpelc.pl/suszone-owoce/402-bio-pestki-granatu-suszone-ekologiczne-100g-ekogram-zielonki.html?search_query=granatuparts&results=1)