Pomegranate

“The divine fruit”

(Organic is preferred)

 Botanical Name: Punica granatum                                                              Native to: Iran and India.

In Ayurveda, it is a symbol of both fertility and prosperity. It is considered a fruit-medicine. The pomegranate's flowers, leaves, bark, peel and of course seeds are all edible. Bursting with antioxidants, Vitamin C and Potassium!

  • Lower Risk of Heart Disease
  • Lower Risk of Cancer, Especially Prostate and Breast
  • Lessen Symptoms of Diarrhea
  • Reduce Cholesterol
  • Control Your Weight      
  • Fight Cell Damage (anti-aging)
  • Inhibits Viral infections
  • Pomegranate extracts have anti-bacterial effects which combat dental plaque
  • Useful for people suffering from low blood pressure
  • helps to reduce body heat
  • for oral health (immediately controlling bad breath)
  • slows development of cataracts

 

Preliminary research suggests it helps relieve sore muscles after exercise.

Pomegranates are full of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds and enzymes known for keeping low-density lipoprotein (LDL) aka “bad” cholesterol from oxidizing and causing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Pomegranate seeds act a lot like aspirin, keeping blood platelets from sticking together and forming dangerous blood clots.

Antioxidants also buffer the effects of free radical damage to your cells caused by oxidation. Free radicals are produced by functions within the body and elements outside the body. You can’t stop free radical occurrence and oxidation but you can consume foods that help neutralize their potential damage like pomegranate. Packed with antioxidants equal to those in green tea and red wine

Research also shows that eating organic pomegranate seeds and drinking pomegranate juice can increase oxygen levels to the heart then creating better function of the body as a whole.

This super fruit might also reduce the redness of arthritis by slowing the enzymatic activity that breaks down cartilage.

Its seeds and juice are considered a tonic for the heart and throat, and help to burn toxins.  It is used as eye drops for slowing the development of cataracts.

For thousands of years, it has been extensively used as a source of food-medicine in Ayurveda. The rind and bark are used as a traditional remedy against diarrhea, dysentery and intestinal parasites. The flower juice, rind and tree bark also aid with the following: stopping nose and gum bleeds, toning skin, firming-up sagging breasts (after being blended with mustard oil), and treating hemorrhoids.  

Eating Pomegranate

classified as a berry

Pomegranates are one of the few fruits where the juice is just as beneficial as the fruit or seeds. To get the most out of a pomegranate, eat the seeds while they’re at their freshest and juiciest. This is when their therapeutic powers are at their peak!

Some people suck the juice out and spit out the seed. This is a personal choice but most of the beneficial fiber comes from the seed. It is extremely beneficial to eat it.

Organic pomegranate seeds are bursting with a delicious, pleasant, slightly acidic flavor that has all the sweetness of cranberries without the tartness.

The peel, which you can’t eat, contains the most antioxidants, and they are released in abundance when the fruit is squeezed for juicing.

Note: Eating pomegranates might interfere with certain medications in the same way that grapefruit juice does. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist about drug interactions.