Nutritional value of Pomegranates

Though not a common fruit in all parts of the world, the health benefits of pomegranate increases its demand all over. A ripe pomegranate consists of nearly eight hundred tightly packed casings of seeds, which are called arils. Arils also turn deep red in colour like its outer hard shell, when it ripens. Based on the variety, size of the fruit gets altered.

Pomegranates are rich in punicalagins, a potent anti-oxidant component that is found to have superior health benefits. Compared to other potent sources such as green tea and red wine, pomegranates are thrice higher in its anti-oxidant content. The high level of polyphenol present in the fruit makes it a vital ingredient of a healthy diet.

Pomegranates are rich in their nutrition content. They form excellent sources of B vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamine and niacin. Vitamin C is also present in this fruit. Other minerals, the traces of which are found in pomegranate include calcium and phosphorus. Due to its high level of nutrition the fruit is fruit is capable of reversing many diseases.

Recent researches in this regard have revealed that concentrated juice of pomegranate is capable of preventing the hardening of arteries. The oxidation of the harmful LDL cholesterol gets minimised and as a result arteries do not get clogged. Thus pomegranate juice effectively controls damages done to blood vessels. Another health benefit of pomegranate is that, the fruit is found to be capable of fighting prostate cancer.

After the monthly periods, it is advisable for women to take in pomegranate juice mixed with cinnamon and honey. This mix is also found to be beneficial for women who suffer from anaemia. Pomegranates also cure anal itch naturally. Pomegranate should be roasted till the skin turns brittle. It should then be smashed into powder form and should be mixed with olive oil before applying on the affected area. This concoction is found to effective in killing the infectious worms


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