Fresh and juicy
The pomegranate is the fruit of the pomegranate tree. It is shaped like an apple and its thick, shiny skin turns dark red when ripe. It contains a multitude of juicy ruby-coloured seeds, which are its only edible parts. Their flavour is both sweet and tart. The pomegranate can be enjoyed plain, seed by seed, and is particularly appreciated by children in the form of grenadine syrup. It can also be used in desserts or to accompany meats or cheeses.
It supplies a considerable amount of vitamin C, the anti-fatigue vitamin, and vitamin B6, which contributes to the production of red blood cells and neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) as well as to proper immune system function. It is also rich in potassium (this mineral is now believed to be beneficial for cardiovascular health). The pomegranate also appears to be effective against prostate cancer.