Believed to be the forbidden fruit of good and evil that Eve and Adam picked in the Garden of Eden, the Pomegranate appears truly tempting amid the round and shimmering red husk, encasing 600 sweet and sour crystalline aril seeds that taunt your palette and melt in your mouth, nearly driving you to madness or to sanity.
Derived from Latin pomum for apple and granatus for seeded, Pomegranate can be consumed in distinctive ways. The aril seeds are normally consumed raw and can be added as a garnish to salads and desserts for a heightened flavor. It can also be made into a juice, a soup, a salad dressing, a sauce for poultry and meat dishes, a meat marinade and as a dried acidic agent for chutneys and curries as Indians use it.
This high-fibrous fruit can sustain your health in several aspects. The seeds or juice can cure your heart, throat and fever, thus providing you with vitamin C, vitamin B5 potassium and antioxidant polyphenols. It is also great for skin toning, for firming up sagging breasts and for hemorrhoids once blended with mustard oil. The other parts of this fruit likewise aid in curing several diseases. In Indian Ayurvedic medicine, the rind of the fruit and the bark of the tree is used to remedy nose and gum bleeds, diarrhea, dysentery and intestinal parasites.
Most of all, it excites the senses, making you fall in love with your partner over again.