Pomegranate has often been hailed as the fruit of fruits. The beautiful, gem-like seeds are packed with nutrients and antioxidants.
The Quran mentions pomegranates in three separate verses. One of the verses describes it to be a fruit of paradise.
In them will be Fruits, and dates, and pomegranates: Then which of the favors of your Lord will you deny? (Ar-Rahman – 68-69).
Like other fruits mentioned in the Quran, pomegranate is full of amazing benefits for us.
- They are rich in antioxidants. Some studies show pomegranate juice has even more antioxidants than blueberries or green tea!
- Great for the heart! Studies have shown that eating pomegranates regularly lowers bad cholesterol and blood pressure. And may stop or reverse plaque buildup in arteries.
- Relieves joint pain and inflammation.
- Anti-cancer properties. Has been shown to especially help fight prostate and breast cancer.
- Aids in digestion. Keeps the digestive sustem in good health, which aids in helping the body absorb more nutrients.
- Rich in vitamin-C. One pomegranate has 40% of the suggested daily intake amount. Vitamin-C helps boost the immune system.
- Decreases risk of impotency.
- Provides iron to blood, thus helps in preventing anemia.
- Helps fight off Alzheimers.
- It also has some amazing skin benefits! Slows aging by providing collagen and elastin. Helps ward off wrinkles and age spots!
It’s easy incorporating them in your diet. I usually throw them on top of my oatmeal, salads, or yogurt. Or blend them in smoothies. Mix them with fresh juice or yogurt and pour them in ice trays for a great after school snack for kids. They’re also in season right now, so go grab this super fruit!
Here’s a video tutorial on how to deseed pomegranates in just a few seconds!