Pomegranate, a super fruit good for your health

The pomegranate is a fruit with many properties. It’s composed of a thick skin and a white pulp containing the arils, which are the casings of the seeds. Arils can be eaten au naturel; can be used to flavor dishes or to extract their juice.

Pomegranate is a red fruit with a tough outer layer; only the juice and the seeds inside are edible. We recommend including this fruit in your diet, because it’s real good for your health and physical well-being. Seeding a pomegranate may seem like a lot of work for just a piece of fruit but it’s a nutrient dense food source rich in minerals, especially potassium, phosphorus, sodium and iron, vitamin C, vitamin B and A, fiber, sugar and water. Furthermore, it contains many vital B-complex groups of vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), folates, pyridoxine and vitamin K, and minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, and manganese.

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The fruit caloric content is very low, about 60 calories per 100 grams! Pomegranate has also anti-bacterial properties, especially against Streptococcus mutans, one of the major contributors for dental caries.

It helps stomach upsets, menopausal hot flashes, haemorrhoids, conjunctivitis, osteoarthritis, lowers blood pressure, stimulates the immune system, wards off the flu, reduces inflammation and risk of heart diseases and lowers cholesterol.

Fresh fruits make fantastic refreshing juice

The Pomegranate juice is a natural source of antioxidants and tannins. Antioxidants fight free radicals in the body, delaying cell aging and protecting your heart and arteries.

The pomegranate juice is very good for lowering bad cholesterol and increase the good one, and it is an effective supplement in case of stress or fatigue.

The juice can be prepared in a totally natural way, pressing the arils with a common food mill or blender and then straining the juice to free from impurities. The Pomegranate juice can be used to prepare soups, jellies, sorbets, sauces as well as to flavor cakes, ice creams and other desserts.