September seasonal fruit

September seasonal fruit
25/09/2015 Margarida Moreira

Pomegranate (Punica granatum, Lythraceae family) is red, very sweet fruit consisting of various seeds. Pomegranates are usually consumed raw, as an appetizer, dessert and in alcoholic beverages. In health care, pomegranates have shown free-radical properties (laboratory experiments). Its juice is used to reduce heart and circulatory system diseases, including LDL (“bad cholesterol”) oxidation. The pomegranate extracts or juice consumption have shown benefits in preventing prostate cancer, diabetes, lymphoma and osteoporosis. 100g of pomegranate equals to 83 kcal.

Grape (Vitis viniferaVitaceae family) is a September seasonal fruit (berry) used since ancient times, mainly for processing into alcoholic beverages, especially wine. The fruit can be eaten raw, added to pastels, in fruit salad, jelly or processed into alcoholic beverages, vinegar and seed oil. Grapes are recommended as antiinflammatory, astringent, diuretic, laxative, tonic and healthy for the skin. 100g of green or red grapes equals to 69 Kcal.

Walnut (Juglans spp., Juglandaceae family) is a dry fruit rich in protein, fiber and essential amino acids. The seed is often used raw, roasted, powdered, laminated or chopped in cooking, bakeries and pastry shops. In health care, the walnuts are diuretic and stimulant, treat frequent urination, weakness, constipation, asthma and anemia. 100g of walnuts equals to 654 Kcal.

Sweet orange (Citrus x sinensis, Rutaceae family) is a rich citrus fruit in vitamins and antioxidants. Oranges are usually eaten raw, candied, in juices, sweets, jams and ice cream. Orange has medicinal properties: tonic, carminative, low fever, reduces catarrh and prevents and treats scurvy. 100g of orange equals to 47 Kcal.

 

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