Pomegranate seeds, the edible insides of the pomegranate, are little ruby red bursts of sweet and tart deliciousness that pack a seriously big punch of health benefits.
The pomegranate has been consumed and used for thousands of years. It is even believed by some that the pomegranate is the fruit that grew in the Garden of Eden, and not actually the apple. Literally meaning seeded apple, the pomegranate is one of the world’s most popular fruits. When you look a little closer, it's easy to see why.
Sayer Ji, May 6, 2016
The future of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment will not be found in your medicine cabinet, rather in your kitchen cupboard or in your back yard growing on a tree.
The name ‘pomegranate’ is derived from the Middle French ‘pomme garnete’, which means seeded apple. This fruit is revered as “nature’s power fruit” – due to its nutritional and therapeutic properties and is referenced in ancient texts including the Bible.
Pomegranate is gaining widespread acceptance as a cardio-friendly nutrient that is also anti-cancer. In this study researchers showed that pomegranate can reduce the influence of hormones to provoke breast cancer cell proliferation, leading the authors to conclude that pomegranate compounds “have potential for the prevention of estrogen responsive breast cancers.”
Extracts from berries and pomegranate may protect the skin from the detrimental effects of UV exposure, offering interesting dietary approaches to prevent skin wrinkles, suggests a new study.