Pomegranate is a fruit with vitamins and medicinal properties for health. This fruit comes from the fruit tree called pomegranate tree, which is also used for its medicinal properties. The pomegranate has numerous prophylactic and therapeutic utilities against various pathological infections, as well as against non-infectious disorders in addition to its culinary uses. (See ref. N ° 3)
It has antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory properties. For cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, dental infections, bacterial is a good ally. Some potential applications include infantile cerebral ischemia, male infertility. (See ref. N ° 1)
Pomegranate ready for consumption
They generally show a fairly red color combined with brown. The larger the fruit, the more juicy the pulp will be, while the smaller pomegranates appear dry, woody and inedible. The shell should be smooth and shiny; once ripe, it can be pressed and it will emit a metallic noise. (See ref. N ° 1).
Culinary uses of Pomegranate
The pomegranate is a fruit that is consumed fresh grain by grain, separating the bitter lamellae that separate the cells where they are found. It is used in cooked dishes and also as drinks, grenadine syrups and beverages.
The syrup is used in quantities of salty dishes for its acidic taste, as it is in Lebanese cuisine preparing pizza with garnish. In the north of India its grains are used as a species in vegetarian dishes for its bittersweet taste, while in Korean cuisine pomegranate seeds are used to make tea, these seeds remain in the infusion and are consumed with it.
In chiles en nogada it is a fundamental ingredient due to its color of red grains, contrasting with the green color of stuffed chiles and white walnut sauce. Culminating with intoxicating drinks based on pomegranate juice, tequila, sugar, nuts and sometimes on pomegranate punch. (See ref. N ° 1).
The Pomegranate, Punica granatum L., is an ancient fruit that grows from a small, long-lived tree grown throughout the Mediterranean region, as far north as the Himalayas, in Southeast Asia, and in California and Arizona in the United States. State. In addition to its ancient historical uses, the pomegranate is used in various systems of medicine for a variety of ailments. (See ref. N ° 1).
Pomegranate: properties and benefits
Pomegranate is rich in phenolic compounds with strong antioxidant activity. In addition to this, the fruit and the bark of the pomegranate are used against intestinal parasites, dysentery and diarrhea in animals and humans. Since ancient times, the juice and the seeds had been considered the best therapy for throat and heart disorders. Ellagic acid is one of the main components of the pomegranate with a powerful antioxidant activity. The fruit is also used as natural food additives in human and animal nutrition to increase immunity, microbial safety and provide the housing environment without affecting body weight gain. (See ref. N ° 3).
Benefits of the Pomegranate Juice
Pomegranate juice and extracts are also associated with antidiabetic activities, largely due to the antioxidant properties of HT and AT to reduce oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation.
In addition, the supplements of the juice extracted from the arils of the pomegranate prevented the development of arterial hypertension. Consuming pomegranate juice also reduces systolic and diastolic blood pressure in hypertensive patients. (See ref. N ° 4).
Pomegranate Fruit Uses
Its use is recommended in case of tonsillitis, asthma, heart problems, diarrhea, pharyngitis, intimate hygiene, eye washes, parasitosis and taeniasis. It is also indicated for breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer. The juice of the pomegranate also has anti-inflammatory effects, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. (See ref. N ° 4).
Recipe using the Pomegranate Tree
Boil the parts of the plant, with the water you can gargle in case of having tonsillitis. For diarrhea in case of diarrhea you can take two or three glasses a day, you can also use it as a vermifuge.
How to prepare the Pomegranate Juice?
- 10 Ripe Pomegranates.
- 100 ml of water.
- Take a citrus juicer (can be electric or manual).
- Cut the pomegranate into two halves.
- Extract the red seeds and then use the citrus juicer to extract the juice.
- Once you have 500 ml of juice add the water and sugar if you like and enjoy.