Curiosities about pomegranates
Pomegranates are fruits with a hard shell and a globular shape, with a ruby red internal pulp. They are native to Iran and India, but today they are grown in many parts of the world, including Spain and Italy.
Properties and benefits of pomegranates:
Pomegranates are a rich source of antioxidants, especially polyphenols, which can help protect the body from free radical damage and oxidative stress. Additionally, pomegranates contain vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Studies have suggested that pomegranates may be helpful in lowering blood pressure, improving heart health, and fighting inflammation.
How to use pomegranates in cooking:
Pomegranates can be used in many ways in the kitchen. Their juicy, sweet pulp can be eaten alone as a snack or added to salads, sauces, meat dishes and desserts. Additionally, pomegranate seeds, also called arils, can be used as a garnish for many dishes, adding a pop of color and flavor.