Pomegranate Seed

Pomegranate fruit is rich in vitamins and iron and other nutrients. Pomegranate seeds are often red, and sometimes white or their color is between the two. Interior structure of the fruit is separated by white, thin, spongy, membranous, bitter tissue into discrete compartments. Such sections, packed as sacs, filled with tiny edible sweet, juicy, pink arils encasing around a single, angular, soft or hard (in a case of overmature fruits) seed.

  • The fruit is balanced in calories, holds about 83 calories per 100 grams. It includes no cholesterol or saturated fats.
  • The fruit is a suitable source of soluble and irresoluble dietary fibers; providing about 4 grams per 100 g. Dietary fiber aid in smooth digestion and bowel movements.
  • Nutritionists often recommend pomegranate in the diet to decrease weight and control cholesterol. Regular inclusion of fruits in the diet boosts immunity, helps circulation and offers protection from cancers.
  • The pomegranate juice contains certain ellagitannin compounds such as Granatin B, and Punicalagin . Studies show that punicalagin and tannins can be useful in reducing heart-disease risk factors by scavenging harmful free radicals from the human body.
  • Total antioxidantstability of pomegranate fruit measured regarding its oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) is 2341 µmol TE/100 g.
  • The fruit is an also good source of antioxidant vitamin-C, provides about 17% per 100 g of the daily requirement. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin-C helps the body improve resistance against infectious agents by boosting immunity.
  • Regular consumption of pomegranate has also been found to be effective against prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), diabetes, and lymphoma.
  • Further, it is an also good source of many vital B-complex groups of vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), folates, pyridoxine and vitamin-K, and minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, and manganese.