Pomegranate

Native to Iraq and Iran, pomegranates are a seedy fruit. They are cultivated in most Mediterranean areas, and have a rich flavor and color.

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Russian Shashlik?

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb Lamb, cut from leg
  • 1 sm Onion, finely-minced
  • 2 lg Garlic, cloves, fine-minced
  • 1 lg Shallot, minced
  • 1 tb Parsley, freshly-chopped
  • 1 1/4 c Pomegranate juice, unsweet.
  • (available at Health Food - store) 2 tb Corn oil
  • 4 ds Cayenne pepper

Tart-and-sweet and slightly astringent pomegranate juice the base for the marinade in the recipe for this popular dish. True Russian styleDa! Russian overabundance of caloriesNyet! Trim away all fat from meat. Cut into 2 chunks. Place in small bowl together with onion, garlic, shallot, parsley, cayenne pepper and pomegranate juice. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove meat from marinade and pat dry. Skewer the meat, using four substantial skewers. Brush with oil. Broil under very high heat, turning often until done. Some prefer it slightly pink (12 minutes). Well done will take about 20 minutes. Remove from skewers and serve on a heated plate with Kasha. VARIATIONS: Include 2 green peppers cut into 12 chunks, 4 tomatoes cut into quarters, and 4 small, white onions, peeled and cut in half. Skewer alternate chunks of vegetable and meat chunks. Proceed according to recipe.

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Holiday Food: All About Pomegranates?

The pomegranate is a odd-looking fruit that tends to be particularly popular during the holidays because its main harvest season is between October and January. The pomegranate is being studied for its health benefits that are largely due to its antioxidant content. Luckily, although the season for the pomegranate is in the winter, its juice has been made widely available year-round.

While the pomegranate isn’t as popular a fruit as an apple or banana, it does have a long history, possibly even dating back as far as the Garden of Eden. The fruit has appeared in myths and legends for centuries and is often associated with health and rebirth.

The edible part of the pomegranate is the interior arils and seeds. The fruit can also be juiced fresh by cutting it in half and using a hand-press juicer. If using an electric juicer, do not include the white membrane, as this portion of the fruit is bitter. Strain the juice through a fine strainer or sieve.

Unlike bananas and other fruits, the pomegranate is picked when it is ripe and is ready to enjoy when it is for sale. The heavier the pomegranate, the juicier it will be. The fruit can be held at room temperature or refrigerated. For long-term storage, the seeds and juice can be frozen.

Nutritionally, the pomegranate is low in calories and high in vitamin C and potassium. The seeds are very rich in fiber, containing 5 grams (20% of the daily value) in a ½ of a cup of the fruit. Fiber is important for helping to control blood sugar in diabetics and cholesterol levels for those with hypercholesterolemia. Pomegranate juice is especially high in three antioxidants, including tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid with may help with the prevention of cancer and heart disease.

Men, pomegranate seems particularly healthy for you. Recent research suggests there are compounds in the juice that slows the progression of prostate cancer by killing some of the cancer cells and causing the others to be less likely to metastasis (or spread). The beneficial ingredients appear to be phenylpropanoids, hydrobenzoic acids, flavones, and conjugated fatty acids.

A study from 3007 found that the juice of pomegranate may also help with the management of erectile dysfunction and impotence. The pilot study was funded by POM Wonderful, a popular brand of pomegranate juice, but the results were encouraging as it is estimated that one in 10 men worldwide suffer from the disorder.

California Pomegranate offers a selection of holiday recipes for pomegranates as well as information where they can be purchased.

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Does the Pomegranate Liquid consist of juice or pomegranate concentrate?

It consists of pomegranate concentrate. Generally the product consists of both of these.

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How do you peel a pomegranate?

Peeling a pomegranate would be a futile exercise. The internal membranes still have to be removed to get the seeds, so just cut it into 4 pieces and bend the quarters backwards to access the red seeds.

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What is a balaustine?

A balaustine is a roselike flower of the pomegranate, with a bitter taste and sometimes used as an astringent in folk medicine.

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Are pomegranates bad for you?

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Yes, pomegranates are a fruit. They have a leathery outer skin, and the inside is full of seeds, each having a juicy outer covering.

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