High in Iron

Anti-Cancer Benefits

Improves Skin Quality

Protect Against Osteoarthritis

High in Vitamin C and Potassium

Fight Nausea & Morning Sickness

Dental Protection

Potent Anti-Inflammatory

Anti-Aging

Destroy Intestinal Worms

Benefits

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Soothe Stomachaches

Useful for Curing Fevers

Lowers Cholesterol

Lowers Blood Pressure

Improves Erectile Dysfunction

Helps Improve Memory

Immune System Booster

Great for Pregnant Women

Aphrodisiac

Potential To Reduce PSA Levels

The History of the Pomegranate – as Rich as Its Flavor

 

During their 4000 year history, pomegranates have been symbols of prosperity, hope, and abundance among diverse cultures and religions in every part of the world. They have inspired historical leaders, brilliant authors, and famous artists. Their presence has been recorded in history, mythical lore, artistic and literary symbolism, and classic art.

In Christianity

In Christianity the pomegranate is a symbol of the resurrection and eternal life of Jesus. Depicted in religious illustrations and art, the pomegranate is often found in devotional statues and paintings of the Virgin and Child.

In medieval legend

In medieval legend the pomegranate tree is a fertility symbol and an important feature in the hunt of that magical creature, the unicorn. Tapestries from the period show the wounded unicorn bleeding pomegranate seeds. Once captured, the only way to tame and hold onto the mythical beast was to chain it to a pomegranate tree.

In Judaism

In Judaism, the pomegranate is venerated for the beauty of the tree and its fruit. The seeds are said to symbolize sanctity, fertility, and abundance. One of the seven sacred varieties of plants mentioned in the Bible, the pomegranate is said to have 613 seeds – one for each of the Bible’s 613 commandments. In the  Biblical Song of Songs the rosey cheeks of a bride are likened to two halves of a pomegranate. Depictions of the fruit have also featured in Judaic architecture and design. They decorated the pillars of King Solomon’s temple and the robes and regalia of Jewish kings and priests.

In Islam

In Islam, the Koran speaks with reverence of the pomegranate, which is described as containing one seed that derives from heaven. Paradise as described in the Koran consists of four gardens with shade, springs, and fruit trees, among them the pomegranate.

In Bedouin

In Bedouin custom the pomegranate features as a fertility symbol at weddings. The groom breaks open the fruit as he and his bride enter their home, with abundant seeds ensuring many children.

In Buddhism

In Buddhism three kinds of fruit are held as sacred – the orange, the peach, and the pomegranate. In Buddhist art the fruit represents the essence of favorable influences. Buddha is said to have cured the demoness Hariti of her evil habit of devouring children by feeding her a pomegranate.

In Japan

In Japan this demoness cured by the pomegranate is known as Kishimojin and is invoked to enhance fertility.

In China

In China the pomegranate frequently appears in ceramic art symbolizing fertility, abundance, prosperity, numerous and virtuous offspring, and a blessing.

In India

In India, the pomegranate has been a Hindu symbol of prosperity and fertility for centuries and is thought to bring good health. The pomegranate is featured prominently in Hindu art, being found on several avatars of Ganesha. Ayurvedic medicine has used pomegranates as a source for traditional remedies for thousands of years. For example, the bark of the tree and the fruit rind is used to stem diarrhea, dysentery, bladder problems, mouth ulcers, and intestinal parasites while the seeds and juice are considered a tonic for the heart.

In Greek mythology

In Greek mythology, the changing of the seasons is attributed to Persephone’s surrender to the temptations of the pomegranate.

Fun Facts of Pomegranate

 

  • Pomegranates are often appreciated because they are filled with more antioxidants like puritanical than other super foods like acacia berry juice or green tea.
  • Pomegranates are also high in vitamin C, with 100 ml containing 16 percent of a person’s daily requirement.
  • It also contains high amounts of vitamin K that helps to support bone health and vitamin B5 that helps the body metabolize, protein, carbohydrates and fats.
  • Pomegranates are filled with manganese which helps to form bone structures during the metabolic process and potassium that helps to maintain cellular functions and balance fluid levels.
  • The fruit is also high in phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron. There is very little fat in a pomegranate and it does not contain cholesterol.
  • The fruit only has 130-150 calories, with around 105 calories being derived from the seeds.
  • These seeds are high in calories because they contain unsaturated oils, sugar and carbohydrates but there is a great deal of fiber and some protein in these seeds as well.
  • The word “pomegranate” refers to the fruit, which is actually a berry
  • Each pomegranate contains hundreds of edible seeds
  • Pomegranates can be stored for two months in the refrigerator
  • Pomegranates will make a metallic sound when tapped when ripe