In what benefits the Granada to the human body?

Granados grow in warm climates: Latin America and Western Asia. These plants are also common in the East. In Russia they can be found in Sochi, on the Crimean Peninsula. Granado fruits are berries composed of skin, pulp and seeds. Each of these components contains various useful substances: macro and microelements, fatty acids, vitamins.

Chemical composition of Granada

The exact chemical composition depends on the specific variety of the plant. There are many varieties, especially hybrids (which tend to be more sugary). However, the chemical composition of most cultivated grenades is similar.

Chemical composition for 100 g of the berry (edible part of the plant)

  • water – 81 g;
  • Carbohydrates – 14. 5 g;
  • Organic acids – 1. 8 g;
  • food fibers – 0. 9 g; Proteins – 0. 7 g;
  • Proteins – 0. 7 g; Fats – 0. 6 g;
  • Fats – 0. 6 g; ashes – 0. 5 g;
  • ashes – 0. 5 g.

The fruit also contains starch (its content varies according to the variety). The taste of berries is mainly due to their acids. Its content in the cultivated varieties is less than in the wild. The opposite occurs with sugar content. The proportion between sugar and organic acids is responsible for the sweetness of the fruit.

In 100 grams of the edible part of a grenade there is on average between 70 and 80 kcal. To compensate for daily calorie intake, an adult will have to eat about 2. 5 kilos of this berry.

Interesting! The fruit of Granada contains more citric acid than lemon itself. On average around 9% or more. During the maturation period, the acidity of the cultivated varieties decreases and increases the sugar content. They also contain a very special type of gunic acid (or Granada). Its content reaches 18%.

In the natural juice of Granada, the sugar content varies between 10 and 15% and the acid between 6 and 9%. The shell contains up to 32% of water, 1% acid and about 12% of tannins.

In 100 grams of Granada there are a lot of vitamins of group B (about 20 mg), ascorbic acid (4 mg), potassium (150 mg). It is these components, together with tannins and organic acids, which provide beneficial effects for the human body.

Benefits for the male and female organism

The edible part of Granada has pronounced antioxidant properties. Thanks to this, the berry is able to clean the accumulated toxins and waste body.

Granada also has other positive effects on the human body:

  1. It replaces the lack of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) of the organism. A fruit contains 40% of the daily ration of this vitamin. Ascorbic acid has a beneficial effect on the immune system, improves mood and stimulates metabolism, but the organism does not produce it for itself.
  2. Reduces blood pressure. Hypertensses are advised to eat a fruit or drink half a glass of natural grenade juice a day. The fruit of this plant is rich in potassium, a macronutrient that reduces blood pressure.
  3. Increase the level of hemoglobin. The main symptom of deficiency of this substance in the organism is chronic fatigue. The daily consumption of grenades or recently squeezed juice helps to raise the hemoglobin level in 2 weeks.
  4. Help lose weight. Granada, due to its vitamin C content, accelerates metabolism and is also low in calories. Therefore, the berry can be consumed safely by people who are losing weight.

Important: Granada helps get rid of hormonal imbalance. Therefore, it is especially useful for women during menopause and premenstrual syndrome (or dysmenorrhea – painful menstruation). Men need to use the fruit of this plant in case of psych o-emotional stress, intimate problems.

Not only the edible part of Granada is useful, but also the shell, which usually discardes. If they are left in infusion in hot water or alcohol, a decoction is obtained that helps with colds and stomatitis.

The shells have an ant i-inflammatory and disinfectant effect due to the tannins they contain. Granada shells also contain a small amount of tannin, so they help get rid of diarrhea.

Possible damage and contraindications

Granada damage is mainly due to its high citric acid content. But, due to the presence of potassium, excessive consumption of fruit and juice of this plant is not recommended for people with arterial hypertension (hypotension) or hemoglobin.

The high acid in grenades can have a negative effect on people with

  • Ulcers, gastritis, pancreatitis and other gastrointestinal disorders;
  • Caries, hypersensitivity of tooth enamel, darkening of the teeth;
  • OPPACION (constipation), anal fissures and hemorrhoids.

The fruit of this plant is also contraindicated in children under 1 year. Grenades should not be administered to allergic people to citrus.

How to choose a “good” Granada

Grenades can have the same skin and size color, but differ in flavor. To choose a good fruit, the following factors must be taken into account:

  1. Cultivation place. Many people mistakenly opt for “foreign” grenades. But it is much safer to buy the fruit that comes from the closest territories, for example, from Sochi. Transport time is important: the more time the grenades are transported, the greater the probability that they will reach the country rotten or dried.
  2. The weight. Juicy and ripe fruits weigh more than past and dry. The water that gives grenades its rich flavor and juiciness evaporates during transport and storage. Therefore, if you have to choose between several varieties or lots, you have to do it especially because of the weight of the fruit.
  3. Cortex. The more dry the cortex, the older and the fruit looks like the fruit. Actually, a dry bark is a sign that the fruit is mature and tasty. A firm and thick skin is a sign of an immature grenade.
  4. The ovary (the area from which the flower sprouts). It is located at the top (which stands out from the fruit). A green ovary indicates a little mature grenade.

The choice of fruit is key because a ripe and fresh pomegranate provides its maximum benefits.

How to peel them, how and in what amounts consume them?

There are 3 quick ways to peel a grenade:

  1. First, you have to cut the top of the fruit so that the white veins are visible (preferably without touching the grains). Then, cut the Granada along these veins (in 6 or 8 pieces). In this way, several uniform slices will be obtained that can be easily taken from the Granada.
  2. First, you have to cut the upper part (again, the veins must be visible). Then make the cuts along the veins, but so that the knife does not reach the bottom of the fruit. Then, the grenade is folded on the bowl (subsection side) and its lower part with an improvised object is holful. It can be the handle of a knife, a large wooden spoon or even a meat hammer. You have to hit hard because the grains must fall inside the bowl.
  3. A mature grenade can easily peel. Make shallow incisions in the skin, grip the edge of each one and throw down. Fine and dry skin is easily detached.

Fruit grains can be consumed. A single grenade can contain up to 900 grains. It is not recommended more than 1 fruit or 1 cup of newly squeezed pomegranate juice.

How to use

Granada can be used in various ways. For example, in the form of mature berries or natural juice. The product bought in the store is not recommended, since it contains excessive amounts of sugar. Natural Granada juice must have an acidic flavor.

Granada grains can also be used to make infusions, masks and gels to cure various health problems.

Granada grains

Granada grains should only be consumed crushed. This is because the gastrointestinal tract badly absorbs the seeds. In no case cannot be used sunflower seeds with peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, pancreatitis.

Of the tenias

Granada helps you have the you, but only in combination with medications. The Tenas are considered the most dangerous and include, among others, the Toro Lombriz and the lonely worm. Often, these worms can only be eliminated from the body through surgery.

Granada seed tincture helps cope with the symptoms of helminthiasis (parasitic infestation) and stop its reproduction. The seeds of the fruit, like their peels, contain many tannins.

A spirit tincture works best against the you.

To prepare the solution you will need

  • 50 g. of seeds (preferably dried in the sun);
  • 100-150 ml. of alcohol (vodka, brandy);
  • A 200-300 ml container.

The ingredients should be mixed in an adequate container (for example, in a glass jar) and be infusion for a day in a dry and protected place in the sun.

IMPORTANT: Instead of alcohol, hot boiled water of 400 ml can be used.

The finished tincture must drink in the morning on an empty stomach. It can be divided into 2 parts. It is advisable to take the tincture for a week in the morning.

Granada ointment can be done with fruit and vaseline seeds. To elaborate it, they need

  • 50 g. of the seeds;
  • 15-20 grams of petroleum jelly;
  • 3-4 drops of jojoba essential oil.

Crush the seeds of Granada in a blender until you get a dust. Derret the petroleum jelly in the microwave or in the water bath. Mix the ingredients and add jojoba oil.

This product is used in the morning and at night to soften and cure the affected skin. It can be applied in elbows, heels, knees and other parts of the body especially dry and cracked.

For skin rashes, measles.

Granada seeds and extra virgin oil (preferably olive) are used to treat skin eruptions and measles. The seeds are passed through the blender and added to the oil. Instead you can use a moisturizer (as a base). The already prepared remedy must be applied in the affected areas for 1-2 weeks.

Hair Hair Mask

A good moisturizing mask is prepared with grenade seeds mixed with yogurt. 1 portion (approximately 50-100 grams) of natural yogurt is taken and the same amount of crushed seeds.

The components must be mixed well and apply to the hair. You can add a few drops of moisturizing essential oils of jojoba or aloe. The mask should be left on the hair for 15-20 minutes.

To lose weight and detoxify the body

Granada is an excellent remedy to lose weight. It can be consumed in any way, since it is a lo w-calorie product. The seeds of this fruit help to accelerate metabolism and, therefore, to significantly reduce weight. They can be used ground (powdered) together with orange juice (50 g per glass) or extra virgin olive oil (20 g per tablespoon).

Granada seeds should be taken before eating 2-3 times a day. They can also be added to green milkshakes (from broccoli, cucumber, celery, lettuce). It is recommended to exercise for 20-30 minutes after consuming this vitamin.

Facial cleansing mask

Prepare a mask with crushed pomegranate grains (30-60 grams) and clay, diluted with boiled water until you get a cream. Remove the ingredients and apply on the face. The resulting mixture must be rubbed for 2-3 minutes. Then, you can leave the mask on the skin for 10-15 minutes.

Important: Do not let the clay dry completely, since, otherwise, the face will be too dry after the procedure.

Granada peels

The fruit peel contains many healthy substances. They can be used in decoctions, tinctures and hair masks.

However, mixtures that contain more than half a grenade peel, since they can have unpleasant effects should not be ingested. The fruit shell contains a small amount of poisons, whose consumption causes the poisoning of the organism.

In case of diarrhea

A decoction of crushed skin (100 g) and white veins (50 g) is good for diarrhea. You have to dry them previously to the sun, in the microwave or in the oven. Then, you have to pour the ingredients in 300-350 ml. boiled water and leave infusion for an hour. It is preferable to strain the solution through gauze. The resulting broth must be taken 3 times a day (before meals).

With colitis

You have to take 50 ml. of Granada and 50 gr juice. of dry shells. Pour the ingredients with a glass of boiled water and boil in a saucepan. After boiling, the solution must infuse for 20 minutes, after which it can be consumed by 1-2 tablespoons during the day for half an hour before a meal.

Important: Granada veins can also help with colitis. They must be dried and added to tea, 10-20 grams per vessel.

Hair mask

You can prepare a hair mask based on natural yogurt and crushed grenade peels. Take the components in equal proportions and apply them in the roots of the head against excess fat. It is also possible to apply this mask on hair growth, so it will be easier to comb and shine.

Note: skins can also be used to make a fog (solution) for fatty hair. To do it, you will need the skins of Media Granada. You have to dry them and pour 1 liter of boiling water, after which the solution must be infused for noon. You can pour the fresh potion into a spray or simply rinse your hair with it after washing it.

How and when to keep grenades (without losing their health benefits)

The proper storage of grenades is organized in several steps:

  1. Fruit selection. Whole grenades for conservation must be without peeling and with intact skin. Loose grenade grains may be anything but rotten.
  2. Preparation. Each fruit must be wrapped in parchment paper so that moisture is not evaporated. If you do not have parchment, you can wrap grenades on thick paper (for example, that of a drawing notebook). Do not wrap the fruit too tight. It is important to let the air circulate around it.
  3. How to store them. You can save the berries in dry boxes, in the refrigerator or even in the freezer. It all depends on whether you want to keep the grenade in its entire fruit or in individual grains. The boxes are ideal for the first and the refrigerator for the second.
  4. Determine conservation time. If you want to keep the berries for 3-4 months, you can place them in the refrigerator or in the freezer. For a longer period (10-12 months), you should choose drawers.

The beans can be stored in the freezer and in the refrigerator. They do not lose their useful properties when frozen. But the grains should not be defrosted more than once.

The best way to preserve the whole fruit is in dry wooden boxes. Line the bottom of the boxes with paper.

Important: Store the fruit in a dry place, sheltered from the sun and at a temperature between 0 and 4 °C. Only then will it be well preserved. Only then will they retain their goodness.

Pomegranates can have a positive effect on the human body if they are stored and consumed correctly. But you should not abuse them, especially in the case of skins and seeds. When fresh, it is best to consume only the edible pulp of the fruit and its juice.

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