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POMEGRANATE

The pomegranate has the appearance of a red apple and about the size of an orange. Hidden under the peel, however, it looks quite different. The fruit is filled with numerous edible flavourful seeds. The hard exterior protects the pomegranate seeds.  

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ORIGIN

The pomegranate comes from ancient Persia, and today, it comes from all over the world: Peru, Israel, Argentina, Turkey, Spain, Chile, South Africa, India and the United States. 

 

TASTE

The pomegranate is known for its unique combination of flavours, often described as fresh, sweet and sour. The seeds are also juicy and refreshing.   

USE AND PREPARATION

The skin of the pomegranate is hard. It is therefore important to hold the pomegranate firmly in your hand. Begin by slicing off the top, then, with a sharp knife, carefully make incisions around the pomegranate. Hold the pomegranate firmly and use your hands to gently break apart the sections. This will allow you to easily extract the seeds. The pomegranate can be eaten pure, but can also be used in juices, fruit salads, creamy desserts or as a topping on ice cream. 

STORAGE ADVICE

Pomegranates can be stored in the fridge for about a week. An unripe pomegranate is best stored at room temperature. Over time, the pomegranate takes on a deeper colour and softens. This is a sign that the pomegranate is ripening.

EXOTIC TIP!

Pomegranates are a source of potassium, vitamin C and a large amount of substances that are good for your immune system, making them an ideal addition to a healthy lifestyle. 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF POMEGRANATE

Pomegranates are packed with minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium. The fruit is also rich in iron and zinc, fibre, antioxidants and vitamins. Furthermore, pomegranate is easily digestible and low in calories. 

ORIGIN

The pomegranate comes from ancient Persia, and today, it comes from all over the world: Peru, Israel, Argentina, Turkey, Spain, Chile, South Africa, India and the United States. 

 

TASTE

The pomegranate is known for its unique combination of flavours, often described as fresh, sweet and sour. The seeds are also juicy and refreshing.   

USE AND PREPARATION

The skin of the pomegranate is hard. It is therefore important to hold the pomegranate firmly in your hand. Begin by slicing off the top, then, with a sharp knife, carefully make incisions around the pomegranate. Hold the pomegranate firmly and use your hands to gently break apart the sections. This will allow you to easily extract the seeds. The pomegranate can be eaten pure, but can also be used in juices, fruit salads, creamy desserts or as a topping on ice cream. 

STORAGE ADVICE

Pomegranates can be stored in the fridge for about a week. An unripe pomegranate is best stored at room temperature. Over time, the pomegranate takes on a deeper colour and softens. This is a sign that the pomegranate is ripening.

EXOTIC TIP!

Pomegranates are a source of potassium, vitamin C and a large amount of substances that are good for your immune system, making them an ideal addition to a healthy lifestyle. 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF POMEGRANATE

Pomegranates are packed with minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium. The fruit is also rich in iron and zinc, fibre, antioxidants and vitamins. Furthermore, pomegranate is easily digestible and low in calories. 

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Nutritional value

Energy85 kcal
Energy360 kJ
Fat0,7 g
of which saturates0,2 g
Fibre2,5 g
Protein1 g
Sodium3 mg
Vitamin C6,5 mg

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How do you open a pomegranate?
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STEP 1
Cut the pomegranate in half.
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STEP 2
Cut the halves into sections.
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STEP 3
Press out the seeds in a bowl of water.
Peeling the pomegranate under water is less fiddly and avoids a lot of mess. The seeds sink to the bottom of the bowl and the white membrane floats to the top. This makes it easy to remove the membrane before using the seeds.

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