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The grenade

 

The pomegranate is the fruit of the pomegranate tree which ripens from September to December.  

 

This round fruit is composed of a thick rind, ripe red-brown in color.

 

It contains more than 400 red seeds called arils. It is a non-climacteric fruit, that is, it continues to ripen after harvest.  

 

The benefits of pomegranate  

 

  • The pomegranate provides 65 calories per 100 g. It takes 92 calories for a pomegranate weighing 150 g. It contains a small amount of lipids.  

 

  • Rich in water: with more than 80% the pomegranate is a very refreshing fruit.  

 

  • An interesting source of antioxidants, this fruit is also rich in potassium and phosphorus.  

 

  • Thanks to its arils, the pomegranate is rich in dietary fiber ideal for transit.  

 

  • Vitamin C is well represented with 20 mg per 100 g as well as group B vitamins. Vitamin B6 is essential because it is involved in the regulation of nerve impulses.  

 

  • In fermented pomegranate juice, these polyphenols also seem to be particularly effective in fighting certain cancers. A word of advice: consume the juice directly in the fruit using a straw. 


Recipe:  

 

You can use the pomegranate in your salad preparations, or meat and fish. Here is a very popular recipe.  

 

Pomegranate shrimp tartare  

 

Ingredients for 2 people: 

- 100 g of shrimp cut into cubes 

  • 1 pomegranate 

  • 1 kiwi 

  • 1 orange 

  • Celery, diced

  • 2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil 

  • Salads to garnish 

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice 

  • Salt and pepper  

 

Preperation: 

  • Open the pomegranate and collect the arils. Peel the kiwi and cut it into cubes. 

  • Do the same with the orange and keep the juice. 

  • Mix all the ingredients, add the lemon and orange juice and season. 

  • Reserve in the fridge 1 hour before serving 

  • Easy and light recipe… and bon Appétit :)  

 

Consume this fruit during the coming holidays but limit the amount all the same because it is part of the energy fruits like grapes.