14
Oct
2008
Pomegranate - Punica granatum
Curiosity

Uses are numerous, especially in oriental tradition. Pomegranate juice is a common drink, rich in fiber, potassium and vitamin C. This juice is called granatina thick and sweet, syrup used in the past for the preparation of cocktails. Juice is also used as an antiseptic and if light is applied to wounds.

Pomegranate represents in many countries the fertility symbol because of the fruit that contains a large number of red and flashy seeds. The inhabitants of Babylon believed that chewing pomegranate seeds before a battle makes them invincible.

The Koran is quoted three times the pomegranate fruit, twice as an example of the good things created by Allah, and once found in the fruit garden of Paradise. Hebrew tradition pomegranate symbolizes the original design for the true crown. In Turkey pomegranate juice is used as a condiment for salads and marinating meat. Greek tradition to break a pomegranate fruit during the marriage, new year and when buying a new house (pomegranate is the first but you bring guests) so that is a symbol of wealth, fertility and luck.

Pomegranate juice is used as a paint for natural materials, stain clothes permanently. Punica granatum was personal symbol of Roman Emperor Maximilian I.

Source www.scienzenews.it

Photos
Top
See also
Top
Curiosity
Edelweiss - Leontopodium alpinum

Delicate flower corner is the legend that tell mountain people.

A young woman from the valley married with a mountain lover, like all the girls in the village, who knew and loved with all his heart the mountain. Coming out often for tips glaciers, jnepeni to collect fruits, very aromatic herb that liqueur served in making the Mountain Pine, and we go and hunt marmots, for their fur which then sold to tourists.

 
University of Michigan shows that a super-fruit consumption reduces adipose tissue

One of these super fruits are cherries, which reduces risk factors for heart disease. In addition to lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation, a diet rich in cherries reduced body weight and fat.

 
25% of global food production may be lost in 2050

25% of global food production may be lost in 2050 due to climate change, degradation of the territory and to reduce the amount of water, said the United Nations.

UNEP (United Nations Program Ambient) - "We need to face not only the way the world produces food but also how it distributed, sold and consumed '- Achim Steiner.

 
Tomato consumption prolongs life

Researchers at the John Innes Center in Norwich, United Kingdom, in collaboration with other European centers participating to the FLORA project, have obtained genetically modified tomatoes rich in anthocyanins, a category of antioxidants belonging to the class of flavonoids. These tomatoes showed a significant protective effect by extending the life of mice.

 
   Add to iGoogle
Last posts

Categories

Links