The pomegranate is considered to be the oldest fruit known to mankind. This beautiful fruit has seeds surrounded by a bag of sweet and sour juice covered by a thin membrane. This membrane is as thin as paper and has a bitter taste. The membrane is useful for cleaning the skin. The seeds can be eaten, but it is not mandatory. The seeds serve as fiber and help to clean the body. The origin of this sweet fruit is in the Himalayas, from Iran to northern India, but it has long been cultivated on the Mediterranean coast, where it is naturalized.
Pomegranates grow in semi-arid, temperate, and subtropical climates and are naturally adapted to areas with cool winters and hot summers. Pomegranate trees can withstand temperatures up to 12 degrees Celsius, making them suitable for cultivation in California. This superfruit has a variety of health benefits. Pomegranate contains three times more antioxidants than red wine or green tea. It contains 40% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. It also contains vitamins A, E, and folic acid.
Pomegranate has the following benefits
- Helps thin the blood
- Acts as a means of stimulating blood flow to the heart
- Reduces plaque in the arteries
- Increases good cholesterol and decreases bad cholesterol
- Helps prevent heart disease
- Helps prevent breast cancer
- Prevents lung cancer
- Delays the development of prostate cancer
- Protects the brain of newborns
- Protects teeth against cavities
Pomegranate has many other health benefits that have not yet been studied. This fruit has the potential to become one of the most complete fruits. At the supermarket, pomegranate juice is a little more expensive than other juices. As soon as the research on this fruit is completed, many people will be willing to pay more than others.