The Power of Pomegranates

pomegranatesThe nutritional power of pomegranates is often overlooked. Eaten daily, a pomegranate provides 40 percent of the recommended daily requirement of vitamin C for adults. It also contains Vitamin B, folic acid, fibre, magnesium, potassium, niacin and vitamins A and E. and has been shown to contain three times the antioxidant properties of red wine or green tea. Antioxidants are important in protecting your body against the unstable molecules that can cause premature ageing and contribute to many other health problems.

In ancient times, the Babylonians would chew the seeds before battle, believing it would make them invincible. In modern times, the pomegranate is a popular addition to Middle Eastern, Indian and Iranian cuisines. It is now slowly finding its way into Western cuisine, and is becoming known for its health benefits. Organic pomegranate juice has been available in many countries for the past few years. Continue reading