Pomegranate juice

Where do pomegranates originate from?

Pomegranates are one of the oldest fruits known to man and were native to Persia; which is now known as the country of Iran. The pomegranate was introduced to Europe through Carthage, Italy. The Latin name for Carthage was Punic, leading to pomegranates getting the botanical name of Punicum Granatum.

Pomegranates are small, chambered and seeded. They are a beautiful red colour with succulent flesh that tastes great by itself or combined with many other dishes and beverages. Similar to a cranberry, they taste very sharp yet sweet. The seeds are eaten along with the flesh of the fruit and one of the most common ways to enjoy this delectable fruit is by drinking pomegranate juice.

Are you appreciating pomegranate juice to its full potential?

In some cultures the pomegranate is viewed as a symbol of fertility and prosperity; you too can prosper when you drink pomegranate juice on a regular basis. Some people are put off by eating small seeds, so your best option is to go straight for the juice which can be absorbed and utilized by your body more efficiently. Some experts even claim that pomegranate juice contains 3 times as many antioxidants as green tea or oranges!

Pomegranates are a good provider of ellagic acid and omega 5 polyunsaturated fatty acid, which are very beneficial for cell reproduction and proliferation. The juice extract is a great source of Vitamin A, C and E, calcium, iron, folic acid, phosphorous, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin and folates.

Although the juice contains fructose like most other fruits, studies have proven that it does not raise blood sugar levels, making it a good choice of beverage for diabetics.

Regenerative power of pomegranate juice

Pomegranates can inhibit unwanted enzymes that can damage cartilage, people who suffer from osteoarthritis (an illness that causes a breakdown of cartilage inside a person’s joints) can benefit from regular doses of pomegranate juice. Regular intake can reduce the deterioration of cartilage. Pomegranate health benefits are extensive, being able to cure inflammation and arthritis.

People who suffer from neurological disorders, erectile dysfunction and even kidney stones can be treated with the help of pomegranate juice. Combined with prescribed medications, results can be great.

Regular consumption is believed to slow down the aging process by preventing hyper pigmentation, reducing wrinkles and help protect our skin against damage from the sun.  By now you are probably wondering why you don’t have a glass of pomegranate juice in hand as you read this, don’t let us stop you!