The pomegranate fruit is common throughout the countries of the Middle East, in Iran and in India, and the pomegranate has long played a role not only in the cuisine but also in the medicine of those traditional cultures.
The pomegranate fruit has long been used in traditional folk medicine, and it has played a major role in the medicine of many indigenous cultures. Some of the many ailments that pomegranates have been used to treat include sore throats, rheumatism and inflammation. In addition to its many health benefits the pomegranate provides a delicate, tangy and sweet flavor.
Major benefits of the pomegranate fruit
Some recent studies of pomegranate fruit and pomegranate juice has suggested that this fruit contains almost three times as many antioxidants as are found in red wine and green tea. In addition to these benefits, pomegranate fruit contains significant amounts of potassium, niacin and vitamin C, as well as plenty of fiber.
In traditional medicine, the pomegranate fruit has long been used to treat such conditions as sore throats, rheumatism and general inflammation. It is thought that the strong antioxidant content, and the quality of those antioxidants, is able to boost the immune system and have a significant effect on overall health and well-being.
In addition, pomegranates are being studied for their possible role as an anticancer food. The antioxidant content of the pomegranate fruit, in addition to its concentration of other vitamins and minerals, are thought to play a protective role in preventing many types of cancer.
The strong antioxidant content of pomegranates make them among the most popular and most delicious of all superfoods. Whether you
choose to eat fresh pomegranates or enjoy a delicious glass of pomegranate juice, these fruits are a delicious way to improve your diet.
The pomegranate fruit has a tough rind that can be brownish or dark red, and the fruit is similar in size to an apple or orange. It is the juicy red pulp that is the edible part of the fruit.
From ancient times on, the pomegranate fruit has been linked to fertility, and the pomegranate is featured prominently in the mythology of ancient Egypt and Greece.
When choosing pomegranate fruits, it is important to choose those with the richest color, and those that feel heavy for their size. Dry looking or wrinkled pomegranate fruits are best left at the store. In the refrigerator pomegranate fruits will keep for up to three months, while their unrefrigerated shelf life is reduced to two or three days. In most parts of the United States, fresh pomegranate fruits are available in September, October and November.
In addition to fresh pomegranate fruit, the juice of the pomegranate is another great way to enjoy this popular superfood. Pomegranate juice can be drunk on its own, or used to make a variety of delicious foods, such as jellies, sauces and marinades. In addition, pomegranate seeds can be sprinkled over salads and desserts, and also used as a garnish for meats, poultry and fish dishes.
Originally posted 2019-09-27 09:28:35.