Pomegranates are not ordinary fruits. Many people consider pomegranates to be the King of all Fruits. This delicious fruit is packed richly with minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients. A lot of research has been conducted on the fruit’s nutrient properties and its health benefits. Scientists are learning more about the fruit and we hope that in the future, more health benefits will be discovered.
The pomegranate is also known as the Chinese Apple or the Granada, and it is well known for its juice and fruit.
The origins of the pomegranate are in Persia and India.
Pomegranates are grown in early spring through late summer between the months of February and September. Pomegranates grow in warm climates.
Pomegranates are similar to grapefruits in size and are red in color.
This fruit with softball shape has high nutritional value with low calories.
This fruit contains high amounts of vitamin C, and other vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B5, and vitamin E.
Additionally, it is packed with numerous minerals such as potassium, calcium, as well as iron.These compounds improve body health, prevent ageing and increase immunity.
Pomegranates have a lot of seeds within themselves. These seeds are full of fiber. Pomegranate seeds also prevent clotting and coagulation of blood and hence act as a blood thinner. This can prevent blood clots in arteries.
Studies have shown that pomegranates also help in reducing bad cholesterol levels and triglycerides in the human body.
Pomegranates can prevent heart disease and also reduce blood pressure.
Pomegranates also fight enzymes that damage bone cartilage, hence ensuring and prolonging bone health.
Studies have shown that consuming pomegranate juice improves our visual and verbal memory.
Pomegranates also have anti-inflammatory properties and can have positive health effects on people suffering with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Research has also shown that people who consume pomegranates, have lower levels of the stress hormone Cortisol, hence pomegranates can contribute to reducing stress in our body.
This fruit also contains compounds that prevent plaque formation, hence ensuring healthy teeth and gums.
Pomegranates have three times more antioxidants than any other antioxidant-rich food; it consists of numerous polyphenol such as flavonoids, tannins, catechins, ellagic acid, and anthocyanins. These phytochemicals increase the ability of pomegranate fruits to decrease the effects of disease and tissue damage.