Description: Pomegranates originated from the region from Iran to northern India and have been cultivated throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean for several millennia. It has been said that pomegranates were cultivated in Egypt before the time of Moses and that a large, dry pomegranate was found in the tomb of Djehuty, the butler of Queen Hatshepsut in Egypt. In many cultures a pomegranate symbolises fertility, in keeping with such a fruit with many seeds.
Pomegranates promote healthy blood pressure levels
Pomegranates may reduce the risk of developing collagen-induced arthritis. Furthermore, it reduces the severity of arthritis and inflammation when present.
Drinking pomegranate juice may slow the growth of prostate cancer
Pomegranate juice can improve memory
Calorie Count: 1/2 cup of seeds (87 gms) contains 72 calories
Ways to enjoy:
Add pomegranate seeds to salads
Drop a few seeds into sparkling or regular water
Make into a juice
How to Store: Pomegranates can be stored at room temperature. To extend shelf life, refrigerate.