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Super Fruits - Pomegranate

Pomegranates are an ancient fruit and have been thought to have health-giving properties for millennia.

Pomegranate tree grows to about five and eight meters tall. It cultivated at a commercial scale throughout the Tropical regions for its fruits. Established Pomegranate trees bear numerous spherical, bright red, purple, or orange-yellow colored fruits depending on the type. On an average, each fruit measures about 6-10 cm in diameter and weighs about 200 gm.

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Nutrition chart:

Pomegranates have an impressive nutrient profile:
One cup (174 grams) contains:

Fiber: 7 grams.
Protein: 3 grams.
Vitamin C: 30% of the RDA.
Vitamin K: 36% of the RDA.
Folate: 16% of the RDA.
Potassium: 12% of the RDA.



 
 

Pomegranate Preparation:

• Pomegranate seeds make an attractive garnish on salads and dishes.

 

• Fresh fruits make fantastic refreshing juice.

• Pomegranate juice can be used to prepare jellies, sorbets, ice cream and other desserts.

• Pomegranate juice can be added in cooking, it gives unique flavor and intense sweet taste.

Health benefits of Pomegranate:

• The fruit is moderate in calories, holds about 83 calories per 100 grams. It contains no cholesterol or saturated fats.

• It is a good source of soluble and insoluble dietary fibers which aids in smooth digestion and bowel movements.

• Weight reduction and cholesterol controlling.

• Good source of Vitamin-C, provides about 17% per 100 g of daily requirement to boosts immunity, improves circulation, and offers protection from cancers.

• Effective in reducing heart-disease and lowering Blood Pressure in as little as two weeks.

• Effective against prostate cancer.

• Good source of many vital B-complex groups of vitamins.

• Rich in Vitamin K, and minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, and manganese.

• Pomegranate has potent anti-inflammatory properties to treat arthritis cancer and other chronic diseases.

• Pomegranate has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which may be useful against common diseases of the gums.

• Some evidence shows that pomegranate can improve memory in the elderly and post-surgery, and may protect against Alzheimers.

• Pomegranate inhibit the production of estrogen, which can reduce breast cancer risk

Health Benefits of Pomegranate For Leaves:


1. Pomegranate leaves help you sleep. Wash a handful of pomegranate leaves (3 grams) then boil in 200 ml of water drink before going to sleep.

2. Dry pomegranate leaves in the shade, pound the dry leaves and use like tea leaves to help digestion and reduce abdominal pain.

3. Pomegranate leaves can treat dysentery. The leaves are anti-bacterial.

4. Pomegranate leaves can also relieve the symptoms of jaundice. Prepare 3 grams of powdered Pomegranate dry leaves covered with boiling water.

5. Pomegranate leaves can also treat a cough. Take powdered Pomegranate dry leaves add to boiling water, mixed with black pepper.

6. Can be used to overcome oral thrush use the Pomegranate leaf juice as a mouth wash.

7. Pomegranate can treat eczema, apply the leaf powder to the blister area.


Medical disclaimer:

This information is intended solely for the general information of the reader.The contents is not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications.

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