The pomegranate is a miraculous plant, so appreciated for its virtues that it was used as a symbol on city coats of arms, ritual clothes, in paintings, sculptures and in medicine.
Symbol par excellence of fertility, love and friendship that characterized many stories of the ancient world of gods and heroes.
All of its parts are suitable for use in herbal medicine for its specific medicinal properties (Bark, roots, flowers and leaves) in fact it is widely used in Ayurveda medicine being rich in polyphenols, flavonoids, vitamins, mineral salts, sugars and fibers.
USES OF POMEGRANATE
The “grenadine” is obtained by squeezing its seeds; it is diluted with water and used as a refreshing drink.
However, we cannot find the real grenadine juice on the market, since production requires a lot of labor and it is very expensive. The grenadine juices on the market contain other fruits such as raspberries, currants, various citrus fruits and flavors.
Its acidulous flavor is recommended for creating drinks and aperitifs as well as excellent dishes such as chicken fillets, baked fish and … all types of salad, that in summer are a ‘pleasure’ for the palate.
In addition to the culinary field, pomegranate is also used in the scientific and medical fields, as it could be useful to help defeating Alzheimer’s disease.
In fact, they recommend taking a glass of pomegranate a day, excluding people with diabetes because of the high sugar content.