“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” – says the famous proverb.
While Indian parents have focused on fruits like apples, mangoes and oranges, certain fruits are not taken up for kids. Pomegranate is one of them. We would like to put a spotlight on the benefits of pomegranate through this blog. As you read further, you will realise why.
- Derived from French “pomme garnet” which means seeded apple; Pomegranate is believed to be native to Persia and the Himalayas of Northern India.
- It is thought to be one of the oldest known edible, cultivated fruits.
- The little crimson jewels packed densely are called arils which are full of nutrition containing antioxidants, vitamin C, ﬁber, and iron.
- High amount of Vitamin B in pomegranate helps build a strong nervous system and immune system in kids.
- The vitamins promote full brain functions
- Folate content in pomegranates help create and maintain new blood cells
- It is associated with health, strength, fertility and longevity
- In Israel it is believed to be one of the “Seven Species” of staple foods
- In Egypt it is a symbol of life and death and its representations are found in the egyptian tomb wall paintings
- It is also prominently depicted in Roman mosaic and Greek mythology. No wonder they are richly used in Mediterranean cuisine
- There are endless uses of pomegranates. You can consume them as fruit or add them as part of food
- Salads with pomegranate get a little bit of sweetness and juice making them more palatable
- Pomegranate juice is rich in iron and especially good for women
- Pomegranate molasses are used in dishes like eggplants, chicken and useful for glazing the dishes too.
- Pomegranate is useful in making desserts and coloring agents also.
Reading these, we are sure that you will be surprised at the multiple benefits your child will get with pomegranate. Now let’s have a pom-benefit-time with kids!