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.
Rice plants resistant to arsenic
Rice is the raw material supply for more than 80% of the world population, although production is declining in Bangladesh, India and parts of East and South Asia, due to toxic levels of arsenic in soil.
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.
Plant indicators of land rich in nutrients (nitrogen put: Atriplex patula, Capsella bursa-pastoris, Chenopodium album, Galinsoga parviflora, fumaric officinalis, Mercurialis annua, Solana nigrum, Thlaspi arvense, Urtica dioica, Urtica urens.
The concentrate of Sambucus nigra fruit is a good food color.
University Lower Danube of Galati has conducted a study that refers to obtaining concentrates from elderberry (Sambucus nigra) and characterize their chromatic and phenol.