Pomegranate

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As a child ,the Pomegranate was one fruit that I just did not want to eat….it took too long to chew you see…that meant less time for play or other more interesting stuff than eating fruit !!! Today it tops the list of my favourite fruits,I can almost feel the enrichment to my body as I swallow each mouth full and I am on a mission to pass that onto the kids in my family as well ! A bowl of crunchy pomegranate seeds bursting with juice and sweetness really uplifts the spirits,the first thing in the morning !

The easiest way to peel a Pomegranate
This was taught to me by a sweet lady called Regina,who has been a part of our household for many years…until recently I thought it was only me who did not know the nuances of peeling this fruit then I realised that many others were also reverting to the way I was used to earlier, that of cutting the fruit in half and taking it apart….this is far easier and quicker !!!
1.Wash and wipe the outside of the fruit
2.Using a sharp fruit knife make ,vertical  shallow gashes on the surface ,on the skin
3.Place it down and cut off the crown
4.Once the crown is removed,the long gashes will become vertical segments that can be just pulled apart
5.That way ,the rest of the fruit can be stored intact,if not eaten.
6.This also offers great ease to pull out the seeds as more sides are exposed !

pomogranate peelingVertical shallow gashes
pomogranate pulling apartPulling the segments apart

pomogranate kernels

A bowl of ripe ,delicious fruit !

 

This fruit is among the super foods and every human being will greatly benefit by eating 1 tablespoon,at least, of pomegranate everyday !

Health benefits of eating Pomegranate

They have more antioxidants than acai berry juice or green tea !
They contain hefty doses of Vitamins C,K and B…very essential for bone health and it helps the body to metabolise proteins,carbs and fats !
It has very little fat and contains no cholesterol…high in dietary fibre and even recommended in small doses for diabetics.
They have immense anti ageing properties as they promote cellular regeneration ,so think youthful skin ,hair…

All in all ,it eliminates free radicals (antioxidant!) ,promotes bone health (osteo arthritis) protects cardiovascular health, cures anaemia (iron content),boosts digestive conditions,stimulates appetite,promotes blood circulation and is a highly recommended for cancer prevention !!!!

If you don’t like the taste,start eating a little bit ,you will definitely accquire a taste for  it…beats the alternative of taking medication later on…right ?!! All these super foods that are available to us throughout the year like pomegranate,drumstick (leaves and veg),curry leaves  etc…it’s time we re-introduced them into our diet with a purpose,that of wellness ! Think about it and reap the benefits of healthy food choices !
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  8. Sujoy Gharami May 7, 2018 at 5:13 pm #

    Thanks you for nice articles !! this fruits is one of my favorite Fruit ..

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      Yes we like it too !

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