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.
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
2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil
Salads to garnish
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Salt and pepper
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.