A pomegranate is a deciduous shrub that bears fruit, growing from
five to eight meters high.
In China, pomegranates symbolize longevity. Ancient
Persians thought it made their warriors invincible.
Pomegranates can be consumed as a whole fruit or in the
form of juice.
The bark, peel, and leaves of pomegranates have been
used in treating digestive problems like diarrhea. The leaves are used
for making a tea that has helped alleviate these disorders.
Pomegranate juice has been used to treat problems like dysentery and
Regular intake of pomegranate juice, reduces the formation and negative
effects of dental plaque.
Pomegranate juice is believed to lessen risk factors for heart disease
by reducing systolic blood pressure and discouraging blood
platelets from clumping.
In the Northern Hemisphere, pomegranates bear fruit
from September to February.
In the Southern Hemisphere, pomegranates bear fruit from March to
Pomegranate is believed to have antiviral, antioxidant,
and anti-tumour properties.
Pomegranates are a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate (folic
acid), and fiber.
1 Pomegranate (raw)
* Calories 234
* Total Fat 3g
* Saturated Fat 0g
* Trans Fat 0g
* Cholseterol 0mg
* Sodium 8mg
* Total Carbohydrate 53g
* Dietary Fiber 11g
* Sugars 39g
* Protein g
* Vitamin A 0%
* Vitamin C 48%
* Vitamin K: 58%
* Folate: 27%
* Calcium 3%
* Iron 5%
Sources: Superfoods Guide
Pomegranate Mouse Pad