A LA CARTE
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🐝 Supplier / Place Of Origin：A LA CARTE / Spain
🔖 Certification： Organic European
🌱 About the Producer：
We select our suppliers for the love they put in their products,
seeking the best quality while respecting traditional production methods.
Most of them are family owned, of human size. We value the direct collaboration with them.
By buying directly at the source, we are proud to contribute to the local economy,
while ensuring that, ultimately, our clients get the most tasty and fresh products at the best prices.
All our farmers follow specific certifications minimizing the use of chemicals. From sustainable agriculture ‘’Agriculture Raisonnee’’ (AR) to Organic certified ‘’Agriculture Biologique’’ (AB), these guarantees that the fruits delivered to you a safe and healthy. On top of the tests done by our farmers, we also perform our own chemical test upon each arrival of the fruits.
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🛍 Product Information (Main) (English)：
Binomial Name：Punica granatum
Product Description：The fruit is typically in season in the Northern Hemisphere from October to February, and in the Southern Hemisphere from March to May. As intact sarcotestas or juice, pomegranates are used in baking, cooking, juice blends, meal garnishes, smoothies, and alcoholic beverages, such as cocktails and wine.
The name pomegranate derives from medieval Latin pōmum "apple" and grānātum "seeded".
After the pomegranate is opened by scoring it with a knife and breaking it open, the seeds are separated from the peel and from the internal pulp membranes. Separating the seeds is easier in a bowl of water because the seeds sink and the inedible pulp floats. Freezing the entire fruit also makes it easier to separate. Another effective way of quickly harvesting the seeds is to cut the pomegranate in half, score each half of the exterior rind four to six times, hold the pomegranate half over a bowl, and smack the rind with a large spoon. The seeds should eject from the pomegranate directly into the bowl, leaving only a dozen or more deeply embedded seeds to remove.
The most abundant phytochemicals in pomegranate juice are polyphenols, including the hydrolyzable tannins called ellagitannins formed when ellagic acid and gallic acid bind with a carbohydrate to form pomegranate ellagitannins, also known as punicalagins. The red color of the juice is attributed to anthocyanins, such as delphinidin, cyanidin, and pelargonidin glycosides.
Pomegranate peel contains high amount of polyphenols, condensed tannins, catechins, and prodelphinidins. The higher phenolic content of the peel yields extracts for use in dietary supplements and food preservatives.
Pomegranate juice can be sweet or sour, but most fruits are moderate in taste, with sour notes from the acidic ellagitannins contained in the juice. Pomegranate juice has long been a popular drink in Europe and the Middle East, and is now widely distributed in the United States and Canada.
Variety：The soft-seed pomegranate variety is famous for its soft core, high sweetness, and bright jade-like seeds.
Supply Season：Main Harvest Periods The fruit season usually runs from March to May in the Southern Hemisphere and from September to February in the Northern Hemisphere. Available year-round in Hong Kong.
Storage Method：It should not be stored for too long, it is recommended to eat it within 1 week after purchasing. The suitable storage temperature is 2 to 3 degrees, and the relative humidity of air is 85 % to 90 %.
#Should Be / Avoided：
Pregnant women can eat pomegranate
Pregnant women eating pomegranate properly can prevent fetal brain development damage, and can also relieve the symptoms of loss of appetite and morning sickness caused by pregnancy reactions.
Properties (TCM): warm
Five Flavors in TCM: Sweet, Sour
Efficacy Promote body fluid and quench thirst, astringent intestines and diarrhea, kill insects and stop dysentery
Pomegranate is rich in vitamin C, which can protect cells and improve the body's immunity. Vitamin C can also promote iron absorption and prevent iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women.
Pomegranate contains many kinds of organic acids such as punicic acid, which can help digestion and absorption, and increase appetite; at the same time, it has obvious astringent, antibacterial, and antiviral effects; vitamin C and carotene contained in pomegranate are strong antioxidants, which can prevent cell cancer. .
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Cooking Skills：After the pomegranate is opened by scoring it with a knife and breaking it open, the seeds are separated from the peel and from the internal pulp membranes. Separating the seeds is easier in a bowl of water because the seeds sink and the inedible pulp floats. Freezing the entire fruit also makes it easier to separate. Another effective way of quickly harvesting the seeds is to cut the pomegranate in half, score each half of the exterior rind four to six times, hold the pomegranate half over a bowl, and smack the rind with a large spoon. The seeds should eject from the pomegranate directly into the bowl, leaving only a dozen or more deeply embedded seeds to remove.
Notes：Consume after eating. Whether it is pomegranate or pomegranate juice, it is recommended to eat it after meals, because drinking pomegranate juice on an empty stomach, the sour taste is more likely to stimulate the mucous membrane of the digestive tract and cause gastrointestinal discomfort. Especially those with gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer should not eat more.
Raw pomegranate seeds ready to eat
A bowl of ash-e anar, an Iranian soup made with pomegranate juice
Turkish lamb chops with candied figs and herb mashed potatoes, garnished with pomegranate
Pomegranates are used in many recipes, including kollivozoumi (a creamy soup made with cooked wheat, pomegranates, and raisins), wheat and pomegranate bean salad, traditional Middle Eastern pomegranate-glazed lamb kebabs, pomegranate eggplant relish, and avocado pomegranate dip. Pomegranate is also made into liqueur and as a popular fruit candy, used as an ice cream topping, mixed with yogurt, or spread on toast as jam.
In addition to the very attractive appearance composed of dark red and nearly purple peels, the Queen Pomegranate also shows the fake fake skin (seeds) that attracts attention due to its strong red color. This pomegranate tastes sweet, refreshing and juicy, which is very suitable for salad or juice.
Food matching: Perfectly matched with salad or add fresh fruit juice!
Suggested Eating Method：
After opening the pomegranate and opening it with a knife, the seeds are separated from the peel and the internal pulp. ^ It is easier to separate seeds in a bowl of water, because the seeds sink and the unsatisfactory flesh float. Frozen fruits are easier to separate. Another effective way to quickly harvest the seeds is to cut the pomegranate into half, draw 4 to 6 times on each half of the outer skin, put half a pomegranate on the bowl, and then beat the skin with a large spoon. The seeds should be directly popped into the bowl from the pomegranate, leaving only a dozen or more deeply embedded seeds to remove it.
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