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Pomegranate

Pomegranate



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Characteristics

Surname: Pomegranate
Latin name: Punica granatum
Number of species: two types
family: Weiderichgewächse
growing region: Eruopa, Asia
Orig. circulation area: probably Mediterranean area
harvest time: August - October
Wuchshцhe: 1 - 5m
Older: ?
calories: about 80kcal per 100g
fruit color: red
mass: 250 - 400g
GrцЯe: Diameter about 10cm
Contained vitamins: Vitamin C, B6
Included minerals: Calcium, iron, magnesium
taste: sour, slightly bitter

Interesting about the pomegranate

The also called "Grenadine" pomegranatePlant (Punica granatum) is attributed by botanists of the family Lythraceae (Weiderichgewchs). The fruit of Punica granatum, the pomegranate, which is about the size of a child's fist, is essentially characterized by the intense red color and the striking seeds in the pulp. The fruit owes its Latin name to these two characteristics: "Punica" means "The purple", "granatum" is derived from "granun": "seed"). The pomegranate itself is considered a patron for the terms "garnet" and "garnet".
The Grantapfel grows on small, often shrubby and rarely more than 5 m towering trees. The fruit, which is surrounded by a water-rich shell and whose interior is divided into several chambers by a number of dividing elements and which is neither fleshy nor distinctively lignified, generally has a diameter of 10 cm. In the chambers, the ripe pomegranate has several hundred seeds about 1.5 cm in size. Each seed is surrounded by a juicy-fleshy layer.
The original range of the pomegranate is the Mediterranean and the Middle East, as well as East and South Asia. With the advance of European forces in America, the pomegranate also became native to the Central and South American regions.
The sarcotesta (meat) of the pomegranate counts at least since the Bronze Age to the human diet. Today, the pomegranate sarcotesta is used in particular for the refinement of soups and meat dishes as well as an ingredient for fruit salads. The juice from the squeezed fruits is also popular with connoisseurs. Traditionally, the grenadine syrup used for cocktail mixes is made from pomegranates.
In folk medicine, the pomegranate is considered an effective remedy for worm infestation. There is also evidence that the fruit rich in polyphenols may be effective as a means of combating or preventing cancer and heart disease.
The Grantapfel has a firm place in mythology, in religious traditions and in heraldry. As a Christian symbol of purity, it was said to have been a model for the Roman-German orb in the Middle Ages.