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Peel the Pomegranate in Style

Priya Johnson Nov 10, 2020
How much do you really know about these ruby red fruits that are filled with nutritional goodness? Come let's find out by trying this exciting trivia. Have fun!
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Did You Know?
The word pomegranate hails from a latin word which when literally translated actually means 'apple with many seeds.
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Quick Fact
Pomegranate season is from September to February in the Northern Hemisphere. Hence, nicknamed 'Jewel of Winter'.
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Did You Know?
Because of the high folic acid content, pomegranates are often part of a pregnancy diet. It's also believed to help prevent preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy).
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Quick Fact
Depending on how you wish to consume the fruit, the variety will differ. If you want to drink it in the juice form, hard or soft variety won't matter. However, for consuming fresh in fruit form softer variety is preferred.
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Astounding Fact
100 grams of pomegranate when juiced contains four times the antioxidants as compared to oranges. Wow! That's a lot of antioxidants.
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Healthy Fact
Pomegranate molasses is a dark, thick, viscous liquid prepared from pomegranate juice. It can be used for a variety of culinary purposes right from pouring over desserts to marinating meats.
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Interesting Fact
India produces about 743.00 thousand tons of pomegranates every year. After India, Iran is the largest producer of pomegranates.
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Good to Know
Majority of the fiber content of pomegranate is present in the tiny white seeds. So, all those who spit out the seeds after sucking the juicy flesh are actually missing out on most of the fiber!
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Quick Fact
These potent antioxidants 'Punicalagins' are three times more powerful than the antioxidants found in green tea and even red wine. Wow! That's a lot of antioxidants!
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Fun Fact
Grown by Zhang Yuanpeng (China) in Liangshan, Sichuan, China, the heaviest pomegranate to be recorded weighed a whopping 2.6 kg. It measured 59 cm in diameter.
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Interesting Fact
Khoresh-e fesenjān is an Iranian or Persian stew that is prepared in pomegranate paste. Traditionally eggplants, duck or poultry are used in the stew along with spices.