Pomegranate (Net Weight ± 50 gm)
Pomegranate fruit is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruit with unique flavor, taste, and health promoting characteristics. The fruit is moderate in calories, holds about 83 calories per 100 grams; slightly more than that of in the apples. It contains no cholesterol or saturated fats. It is a good source of soluble and insoluble dietary fibers; providing about 4 grams per 100 g (about 12% of RDA). Dietary fiber aid in smooth digestion and bowel movements. The fruit is an also good source of antioxidant vitamin-C, provides about 17% per 100 g of daily requirement. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents by boosting immunity. Pomegranate seeds make an attractive garnish on salads and dishes and fresh fruits make fantastic refreshing juice. Pomegranate juice can be employed to prepare soups, jellies, sorbets, sauces as well as to flavor cakes, baked apples and other desserts.