Amazing Facts Pomegranate

Top 30 Amazing Facts About Pomegranates | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Pomegranate remains dating back to 1000 BC have been discovered in Transcaucasia. Ancient Egyptians were often buried with pomegranates.
  2. In Hinduism, the pomegranate symbolizes prosperity and fertility.
  3. The English word “pomegranate” comes from the Latin words for apple (“pomum”) (apple) and seeded (“granatus”). Pomegranates are mentioned numerous times in the Bible.
  4. Many scholars believe it was a pomegranate rather than an apple that tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
  5. The city of Granada, Spain is named after the Spanish word for pomegranate, “Granada.” In early English, the pomegranate was called the “apple of Grenada.”
  6. The word pomegranate means apple with many seeds. There are over 760 varieties of pomegranate.
  7. The pomegranate is native to Iran, Saudi Arabia, Northern India, Bengal, and Southern Asia and is cultivated widely throughout the Middle East, India, southeast Asia, and parts of Africa.
  8. India is the world’s largest producer of pomegranates, followed by Iran.
  9. The pomegranate was introduced to California by Spanish settlers in 1769. Thomas Jefferson planted pomegranates at Monticello in 1771.
  10. Pomegranates belong to the berry family. The botanical name is Punica granatum.
  11. Pomegranate trees grow in hot and dry climates. It can reach height of 15 to 25 Feet. Amazingly pomegranate trees can live for over 200 years.
  12. In the Northern Hemisphere, the fruit is typically in season from September to February. In the Southern Hemisphere, the pomegranate is in season from March to May.
  13. Pomegranates are used in cooking, baking, juices, smoothies and alcoholic beverages, such as martinis and wine.
  14. To easily open the pomegranate relatively mess-free, cut it in half in a large bowl of water and then tear the sections apart. The seeds will sink to the bottom and the white papery pith will float. Remove the pith and then strain the seeds from the water. Pomegranates can be stored up to 2 months in the refrigerator.
  15. The pomegranate contains lots of vitamins such as Vitamin A, C, K, and B5. Other vitamin B complex compounds include pantothenic acid, folates, pyridoxine.
  16. Pomegranate is also full of minerals like calcium, potassium, copper and manganese that give a proper balanced nutrition for good health.
  17. The pomegranate is known as a superfood. Its jewel-like seeds (arils) have been traditionally used for medicinal purposes for just about any ailment. It helps stomach upsets, menopausal hot flashes, hemorrhoids, conjunctivitis, osteoarthritis, lowers blood pressure, stimulates the immune system, wards off the flu, reduces inflammation, reduces risk of heart disease and lowers cholesterol.
  18. Pomegranate fruit’s rich ruby-red look comes from polyphenols, the potent antioxidants. Both the fruit and its outer skin are also rich in flavonoids.
  19. Polyphenols and flavonoids, the major antioxidant components from pomegranates, might protect people from liver damage.
  20. The juice of 100 grams of pomegranate seeds contains twice as many antioxidants as blackberries, more than 3 times as many as blueberries, and 4 times as many as oranges.
  21. Polyphenol compound in pomegranate can inhibit inflammation in specialized brain cells, to help prevent or slow down Alzheimer’s development.
  22. The strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of pomegranate can help protect skin against sun-induced damage.
  23. The antioxidants present in pomegranate helps protection against breast and other cancers.
  24. It contains vitamin C, which improves resistance for outer infections caused by the viruses by strengthening immune system in the body and protects you from harmful diseases.
  25. Pomegranate is a rich source of soluble and insoluble fiber which helps your digestive system as bowel movements become smooth. The fiber content also reduces extra fat deposits all around the body.
  26. Pomegranate has antimicrobial effects. the dried powder of pomegranate peel has been shown to strongly inhibit candida and yeast.
  27. pomegranate extract has the potential to be used to encourage the uterus to contract during labor, through a rise in calcium, which is necessary for any muscle to contract.
  28. Pomegranate could help reduce severe arthritis and joint inflammation and help keep your bones strong.
  29. Pomegranate has been used in various cosmetic products such as moisturizers, body lotion, hair products and various other beauty care products.
  30. In Japan, the pomegranate plant is often used for bonsai because of the interesting twisted bark some pomegranate plants can attain.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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