Punica granatum, commonly known as Pomegranate,is a small fruit-bearing plant native to Iran. The name comes from French,pomme garnete, literally translated to “seeded apple.” Traditionally the fruits and seeds were valued for their culinary use by people from Indiato the Mediterranean region, and they symbolize abundance, fertility, and good luck.
The edible parts of the fruit are the seeds and the red seed pulp surrounding them. Pomegranate seeds are a great source of fiber, and the juice contains vitamin C, potassium, iron, and polyphenol antioxidants. Three types of polyphenols – tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid – are present in particularly high levels in pomegranate juice, and have the most powerful health benefits. Recent scientific research has revealed many health-promoting effects of pomegranate.
How Research Shows You Could Benefit from Pomegranate:
Pomegranate Safety Issues: Consult a licensed medical doctor before taking any pomegranate products if you are taking any prescription medication to avoid drug/food interactions.
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