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Hello, and welcome back to our late May edition of ‘Home Gardner’. It has been a while since our last post and we hope you find our topic this month interesting and healthy, as always.

This month’s fruit is Pomegranate, in Sinhalese ‘delum’ and I am sure most of you have enjoyed eating it, drinking it and even using it as a garnish for your special dishes. But, did you know that there is more to pomegranate???

Here is a little sneak peek just to let you in on a very interesting fact. Pomegranate is known to be a versatile fruit, cultivated as far back as ancient times (I could give you the number of years, but all you need to know now is that this fruit is ancient!!!). After reading so much about it, I think it is safe to say that Pomegranate can be classified as the ‘Fruit of the Gods’, why??? Well, now you will have to read what I have in store for you, and Oh! Boy… will you be impressed!

Nutrition Fact

Ok! So if you are wondering why I chose pomegranate as this month’s topic, well to start with, it is one of the most nutrient-packed fruits that you can include in your diet and of course, it’s numerous health benefits. So to start off, here is what a serving of 100g contains:

Energy

63-78 kcal

Protein

0.05 - 1.6g

Fat

0.9g

Carbohydrates

15.4 - 19.6g

Fiber

3.4 - 5g

Ash

0.36 - 0.73g

Calcium (Ca)

3 - 12mg

Phosphorus (P)

8 - 37mg

Iron (Fe)

0.3 - 1.2mg

Calcium (Ca)

3 - 12mg

Phosphorus (P)

8 - 37mg

Iron (Fe)

0.3 - 1.2mg

Sodium (Na)

3mg

Potassium (K)

259mg

Thiamin

0.003mg

Riboflavin

0.012 - 0.03mg

Niacin

0.18 - 0.3mg

Ascorbic Acid

4 - 4.2mg

Citric Acid

0.46 - 3.6mg

Boric Acid

0.005mg

Moisture

72.6 - 86.4%

Hopefully, I’ve now managed to get your attention, because what you are going to read next is very interesting.

 

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