25 NOVEMBER, 2016

Pomegranate brings luck and health

This crimson and special fruit certainly deserves a place at our table – not only because of its countless nutrients, but also because it is associated with good luck. This is why we break a pomegranate on the threshold on New Year’s Day.

Rich in vitamins, minerals and micronutrients, pomegranate is extremely beneficial to our body. It is at its best during the autumn and winter months and takes its place in our shopping cart during a visit to the grocery store, especially around Christmas.

Here at Horio, we put red, fresh pomegranates in a bowl on the kitchen table along with small yellow and golden shiny decorative balls, pine cones and branches with deep green pine needles. At dusk, we peel them and patiently collect their seeds in a bowl to offer them on a platter with graviera cheese, walnuts and fruit, or sprinkle them over a fresh green salad.

Let’s find out more about this miraculous fruit!

Fresh from the garden

Pomegranate is fresh during autumn and winter in Greece.

Nutritional value

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Foliate
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Fiber
  • Antioxidants
  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin B6
  • Proteins
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin K
  • Polyphenols

How is it good for us

  • Protects against viruses
  • Strengthens body’s defenses
  • Strengthens the cardiovascular system
  • Protects bones
  • Helps gastrointestinal function
  • Reduces likelihood of allergies
  • Boosts memory
  • Helps skin treatment

Tips

  • Choose deeply red pomegranates with hard skin.
  • Can be kept at room temperature for several days or at the bottom drawer of the fridge for several weeks.

Fast meal with pomegranate

  • Pomegranate seeds can be easily used as garnish in yogurt, salads, ice cream, pies, platters of fruit and cheese.
  • To enjoy a highly nutritious pomegranate juice, juice them manually. To fully remove seed kernel, use a tea strainer or a sieve.

Recipes with pomegranate




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