Pomegranate is particularly rich in nutrients and contains a variety of nutrients needed by the human body.
The fruit contains vitamins C and B vitamins, organic acids, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, and potassium.
According to analysis, pomegranate fruit contains 17% carbohydrate, 79% water, and 13-17% sugar, among which the content of vitamin C is 1-2 times higher than that of apple, while the content of fat and protein is less.
The selection of pomegranates is also exquisite, not the more expensive the better.
1. Look at the size: Generally, small pomegranates have a short growth period and poor taste, and large pomegranates have better taste. When picking, try to choose a medium-to-large pomegranate.
2. Look at the shape: The shape of the pomegranate is roughly round, and sometimes there are obvious protrusions. Such an irregular circle indicates that the peel is relatively thin, the seeds are full, and the quality is better than that of the pomegranate with a smooth shape.
3. Look at the peel: a pomegranate with good maturity, the peel is shiny, the color is red to yellow, the surface is smooth without spots, no cracks or scars, and no insect eyes.
The color of the peel is green and white, and the yellow is not obvious. The pomegranate is of poor maturity, and the taste is poor; the pomegranate with mechanical damage, cracking or insect eyes is likely to have rotten and deteriorated pulp, and the quality is poor. Do not buy it.
4. Look at the calyx: the calyx is normal, there is no trace of insect erosion, and the pomegranate is of good quality if there is no soft, rotten and mildew. If the calyx is damaged, there are signs of moth or mildew, the pulp is also affected, do not buy it. The calyx and stalk are places where pomegranates are prone to wormholes, so choose carefully.
5. Press the pomegranate: Press the pomegranate with your hand, it feels firm and not easy to crack. It is soft when pressed and easy to crack, indicating that the pulp has deteriorated, it is easy to flow juice, and there is a rotten and deteriorated smell.
Pomegranate is an autumn fruit, which usually ripens between September and October. However, its listing time is a little earlier now, and most of them start picking in mid-August and are listed one after another.
We all know that pomegranate has a lot of seeds, and it is very troublesome to eat. If you directly squeeze it into juice and drink it, not only the sweetness of the pomegranate is in your mouth, but also the time to spit out the seeds is saved.
To make pomegranate seeds, first cut a small part of the top petal of the pomegranate to expose the seeds inside the pomegranate, cut the pomegranate vertically along the albuginea, do not cut off the bottom completely, and let the pomegranate bloom like a lotus flower.
After breaking the pomegranate, the seeds are easy to peel off. Put all the pomegranate seeds into the juicer, press the juice button and beat for 2 minutes, filter out the residue of the pomegranate, and add some sugar as appropriate.