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Pomegranates


Pomegranate fruit is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruit with unique flavor, taste, and heath promoting characteristics. Together with sub-arctic pigmented berries and some tropical exotics such as mango, it too has novel qualities of functional foods, often called as “super fruits.”
Botanically, it is a small size fruit-bearing, deciduous tree belonging to the Lythraceae family, of genus: Punica. The tree is thought to have originated in the Persia and Sub-Himalayan foothills of Northern India. Scientific name: Punica granatum.

nciple Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 83 Kcal 4%
Carbohydrates 18.70 g 14%
Protein 1.67 g 3%
Total Fat 1.17 g 6%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 4 g 11%
Vitamins
Folates 38 µg 9.5%
Niacin 0.293 mg 2%
Pantothenic acid> 0.135 mg 3%
Pyridoxine 0.075 mg 6%
Riboflavin 0.053 mg 4%
Thiamin 0.067 mg 5.5%
Vitamin A 0 IU 0%
Vitamin C 10.2 mg 17%
Vitamin E 0.60 mg x 4%
Vitamin K 16.4 µg 14%
Electrolytes
Sodium 3 mg 0%
Potassium 236 mg 5%
Minerals
Calcium 10 mg 1%
Copper 18% 0.158 mg
Iron 0.30 mg 4%
Magnesium 12 mg 3%
Manganese 0.119 mg 5%
Phosphorus 36 mg 5%
Selenium 0.5 µg 1%
Zincx 0.35 mg x 3%
Phyto-nutrients
Carotene-alpha 0 µg --
Crypto-xanthin-beta 0 µg --

Health   benefits   of   Pomegranate

  • The fruit is moderate in calories, holds about 83 calories per 100 grams; slightly more than that of in the apples. It contains no cholesterol or saturated fats.
  • It is a good source of soluble and insoluble dietary fibers; providing about 4 grams per 100 g (about 12% of RDA). Dietary fiber aid in smooth digestion and bowel movements.
  • Nutritionists recommend pomogranate in the diet for weight reduction and cholesterol controlling programs. Regular inclusion of fruits in the diet boosts immunity, improves circulation, and offers protection from cancers.
  • Certain ellagitannin compounds such as Granatin B, and Punicalagin are found abundantly in the pomegranate juice. Studies suggest that punicalagin and tannins can be effective in reducing heart-disease risk factors by scavenging harmful free radicals from the human body.
  • Total antioxidant strength of pomegranate fruit measured in terms of its oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) is 2341 µmol TE/100 g.
  • The fruit is an also good source of antioxidant vitamin-C, provides about 17% per 100 g of daily requirement. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents by boosting immunity.
  • Regular consumption of pomegranate has also been found to be effective against prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), diabetes, and lymphoma.
  • Further, it is an also good source of many vital B-complex groups of vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), folates, pyridoxine and vitamin K, and minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, and manganese.

A pomegranate fruit judged ripe when it develops distinctive color and impart metallic sound when tapped by the finger. It must be picked up at right time before turning over-mature which otherwise makes its seeds get harder, inedible, and the whole fruit tend to crack open and damaged.

In the markets, choose well-developed, firm, bright crimson red fruits. Avoid spotted, overmature fruits as they can be bitter and inedible. Furthermore, avoid those with surface cracks, mold, bruised, shriveled as they are inferior in flavor. At home, store them in cool dark place at room temperature for 5-8 days or more. In general, pomegranates possess long shelf life. You can also place them inside the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.

    Pomegranate packing is done in corrugated box in various size

    Each box can contain 9 pcs – 24 pcs

    Gross weight of each box range from 3.5 Kg to 4.5 Kg

    Total 5000 Box of Pomegranate are stuffed in 40 feet container.

Pomegranate is one of the popular fruits employed in the food industry. Its value as food, flavor, and color, making it a common item in the category of new functional foods, often called as “super fruits." In order to experience its rich flavor, eat fresh fruit "as it is" without seasoning/additions.. To prepare, clean the fruit using paper towel or soft cloth. Using a paring knife, score superficially into two equal halves on its tough outer rind and then break it by pulling apart. Lift clusters of aril sacs out, and separate white membrane, pith, and rinds. Alternatively, hold the section of fruit upside down and beat gently with wooden stick so that its seeds drop down detached. Separating its juicy, delicate arils simplified by performing this task in a bowl of cold water, whereby its seeds settle down at the bottom and pulp and pith float. Remove water and gently pat dry seeds using a soft cloth.

Here   are   some   serving   tips:

  • Pomogranate seeds make an attractive garnish on salads and dishes.
  • Fresh fruits make fantastic refreshing juice.
  • Pomegranate juice can be employed to prepare soups, jellies, sorbets, sauces as well as to flavor cakes, baked apples and other desserts.
  • It is used in the preparation of traditional Persian recipes such as fesenjan, made from pomegranate juice and ground walnuts rice pilaf, and delicious ash-e-anar soup.
  • Pomegranate concentrate is a popular ingredients used in the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean recipes. The juice is concentrated to about 250% stronger into thick sauce (grenaddine). When added in cooking, it gives unique flavor and intense sweet taste. Grenadine added to make non-alcoholic drinks, sorbets, and in several mouth-watering Middle-Eastern dishes.