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Common Names: Pomegranate, Granada (Spanish), Grenade (French).

Origin: The pomegranate is native from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India and was cultivated and naturalized over the whole Mediterranean region since ancient times. It is widely cultivated throughout India and the drier parts of southeast Asia, Malaya, the East Indies and tropical Africa. 

Adaptation: Pomegranates prefer a semi-arid mild-temperate to subtropical climate and are naturally adapted to regions with cool winters and hot summers. 

Nutritional facts:

Pomegranates are not only delicious and beautiful, they’re also one of the most nutritious fruits you can eat.

What it contains

High in vitamin C (It can supply 40% of an adult’s daily requirement of vitamin C) and potassium, a good source of fiber and low in calories.

Pomegranate juice is high in three different types of polyphenols, a potent form of antioxidants. The three types - tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid - are present in many fruits, but pomegranate juice contains particularly high amounts of all three. As antioxidants, they are credited with helping in the prevention of cancer and heart disease. In fact, pomegranates may have even more antioxidant power than cranberry juice or green tea. 

Medicinal Properties of the Pomegranate

  • The pomegranate is considered a good tonic for the heart.
  • It reduces the systolic pressure, and thus keeps blood pressure under control.
  • A pomegranate enhances the functions of the kidney and liver, and is used to treat spleen enlargement. Moreover, it supplies minerals and helps the liver to absorb vitamin A from the food.
  • The sweet variety is useful as a laxative. The sweet and sour variety alleviates heartburn and stomach inflammations.
  • The antioxidants in the juice boost immunity, and increase resistance to diseases, specially TB and cancer. Studies have shown that the pomegranate can be used to treat cancers of the lung, prostrate and breast.
  • The juice also has antiseptic properties, and is useful in alleviating fevers. Moreover, it used for healing cuts.
  • Due to its astringent properties, it is also beneficial in diarrhea and dysentery.
  • The juice is used as a digestive and appetizer, and is useful in colitis. When mixed with honey, it can alleviate nausea and vomiting, specially during morning sickness. This combination is also used in folk medicine to enhance the memory.
So, whether you crunch fresh pomegranate seeds or drink the juice, feel guilt-free as you enjoy each delicious mouthful- you're doing your body a favor! 

Final Word

We considerer this ruby red pomegranate seeds as a gift of nature. It is power packed with great benefits. The research is still going on. Should we wait until research is fully completed. Can  any one will ever discover all the secrets of this wonderful fruit ? Don't wait, just start gulping bowl full of pomegranate seeds every day.  Feel the difference by your self. That is the ultimate test.