S: Pomegranate Explosion
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FC: The Wonderful World of Pomegranate By Danyelle Ray
1: Classification It is a tropical fruit because it grows in tropical climates.
3: How it Grows Pomegranate is an unusual fruit tree. It usually grows with multiple trunks but it can be trained to have a single stem. The flowers are beautiful and the fruit hangs on branches like Christmas ornaments. Foliage turns a decorative bright yellow in the autumn. And the fruit is unique known to very yummy for the tummy! =]] )
4: Location Pomegranates grow in the Mediterranean region and they are also found in Latin America and California.They normally grow in hot,sunny, tropical climates.
5: Selection When you are buying pomegranates look for fruits that are heavy and free of blemishes. You are looking for pomegranates that are at the peak of ripeness. A pomegranate ripens on the vine, so keep in mind they won't sweeten more once picked. Fruit that is starting to crack is fine as long as it doesn't look dried out. Feel for heaviness, a weighty fruit means more tangy, sweet juice.
6: Prepartion You'll need just a few items: your biggest bowl, your biggest spoon, some juicy ripe pomegranates, and all your pent-up aggressions. First, cut off the little tiara that sits on top of the pomegranate and cut the fruit in half across its equator. In each half, cut 4 or 5 one-inch nicks in the skins along the side where you cut, forming the beginning of a star. Place one half in the palm of your non-dominant hand, cut-side face down over the bowl, preferably in a sink or outdoors.* In the other hand, hold your spoon, with the back facing down. I'm left-handed, so the spoon is in my left hand. Now comes the fun (and potentially messy) part. Whack the pomegranate firmly with the back of the spoon. Keep slapping it like you mean it, until you knock almost all of its teeth seeds out. Depending on your temperament, you may find it helpful to imagine that the pomegranate is a politician or boss that you don't particularly like. I'll leave that up to you. Voila! Most of your fruit's juicy jewels will be laying in the bowl, still intact and surprisingly unharmed. When you're done, manually dislodge any seeds that have, despite your best efforts to persuade them otherwise, continued to stubbornly cling to the membranes of the fruit. Also pick out any stray bits of the bitter membrane that have fallen into the bowl
7: Nutrition Pomegranates are ancient fruits native to the Middle East. The pomegranate is a very healthy fruit indeed. One pomegranate that is 3-3/8 inches in diameter has 105 calories and about 25 grams of sugar. Pomegranates are a great source of potassium, and pomegranate juice contains antioxidants that will help to protect your blood lipids from oxidation. Pomegranate juice may also help to prevent prostate cancer and helps to prevent plaque build up in your arteries. Pomegranate seeds have been studied and appear to enhance immune function as well as help keep blood lipid levels healthy.
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