The pomegranate: health benefits and virtues

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  2. The pomegranate and its health benefits
  3. Growing pomegranate for its benefits
  4. The pomegranate in the kitchen for its benefits
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The pomegranate is the fruit of the pomegranate tree (Punica granatum L.), a bush of the Punicaceae family.


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Native to Iran, Afghanistan and the Mediterranean basin, this fruit is one of the oldest. It offers many health benefits and virtues, including certain long-recognized medicinal properties.

The pomegranate and its health benefits

Very rich in vitamin C and polyphenols, as well as in vitamins B6 and B9, the pomegranate is the antioxidant fruit par excellence to include in your diet. It is recognized for its positive effect on cardiovascular diseases, arthritis and certain cancers.

Pomegranate juice also helps to combat the aging of cells and delays the development of atherosclerosis .

Pomegranate flowers (called balusters) are astringent. They are recommended to treat leukorrhea and to stop bleeding.

The infusion of pomegranate flowers (30 g per liter of boiling water) is effective against diarrhea, at a rate of one cup every hour.

In gargle, pomegranate juice is effective in calming coughs thanks to its soothing power.

Rich in fiber and slightly diuretic, the pomegranate is used in detoxification cures, to cleanse the body and facilitate weight loss.

The pomegranate may also have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that will relieve rheumatism.

The bark has a good anti-parasitic action against round worms.

Be careful, the alkaloids contained in pomegranate bark are toxic. Therefore, we advise against the medicinal use of the plant, which is also forbidden to children, pregnant women and nursing mothers.

Growing pomegranate for its benefits

Pomegranates need full sun and quite warm exposure to grow. The soil should be rich, deep, calcareous and should not dry out.

The fruit of the pomegranate tree can only reach maturity in regions with a temperate climate.

If you want to grow the pomegranate in a pot, choose the variety "Nana" with minimum double red flowers. However, you must be aware that it does not bear fruit.

The pomegranate in the kitchen for its benefits

They can be eaten raw, in salty or sweet salads. You can also cook it in syrup or jam , although its flavor is less important.

The juice is an ideal energy enhancer for breakfast.

You can also add fresh seeds to a fruit salad, a rocket salad or a lamb's lettuce salad.

The nutritional intake of the pomegranate

70 kcal/100 g. The pomegranate is rich in iron, potassium and vitamins B and C.

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