The pomegranate is the fruit of the pomegranate tree, a very common tree in our country (United States). It is characterized by being a fruit with a hard rind inside which we find a large number of grains of bright red color.
This bark offers a great variety of brown and red colors, although the most remarkable ones, precisely because of their color, do not tend to be the most mature when it comes to eating them.
It not only stands out for its refreshing taste thanks to the fact that it contains a large amount of water, which is why it is highly recommended in hot periods such as summer.
But what are the properties of the pomegranate? What are the most important benefits it possesses? Let’s find out.
What are grenades?
The pomegranate is one of those wonderful fruits that is characterized because we can only enjoy it during some months of the year; that is to say, we are in front of an exquisite and delicious fruit of the season. And when is the pomegranate season? Basically in autumn, as well as other equally wonderful fruits of this beautiful season, as for example could be the case of grapefruit or persimmon.
In the particular case of this fruit, we are dealing with fruit from the pomegranate tree, a small tree native to South Asia, known as Punica granatum, and belonging to the Lythraceae family.
It is a fruit whose external appearance is really characteristic, since it has a kind of hard shell or skin, inside which when we split it we find those known as pomegranate seeds, red or slightly pinkish, and sweet at first and slightly acidic at the end.
Properties of the most important pomegranates
High nutritional content
The pomegranate is rich in many nutrients, among which are several B vitamins (especially riboflavin, also known as B2), vitamin C, and beta carotene (which, as you know, is a precursor to vitamin A).
It also stands out for the amount of minerals it contains, such as calcium, iron or manganese.
Nutritional value of pomegranates
100 grams of pomegranates contribute:
Excellent for purifying the body
As far as the properties of the pomegranate are concerned, it surprises us with its great power both as a purifier and as a diuretic, making it ideal in cases of fluid retention and abdominal swelling.
In addition, due to their water content, they are very useful when purifying and detoxifying our organism, which adds to their contribution in natural antioxidants, so that they also help prevent both cancer and degenerative diseases, by reducing the action of free radicals and protecting the cells.
Useful against constipation
Its pulp is capable of helping to correct constipation, thanks to its fiber content, so it is a very useful fruit to improve intestinal transit, while pomegranate juice fights intestinal parasites.
And how do you make pomegranate juice? It’s very simple: you just need 2 pomegranates, split them in half and with the help of a squeezer proceed to squeeze them well. Ready!.
They bring energy
As far as the nutritional values of pomegranates are concerned, we must indicate that they contain carbohydrates, so they are easily transformed into useful energy for our organism.
Benefits of the pomegranate, in summary
In summary, we can indicate below the benefits of pomegranates, briefly:
- Rich in vitamins: vitamin C, B2 and beta carotene.
- Rich in minerals: iron, manganese, and calcium
- Abundant in carbohydrates.
- Important depurative and diuretic effect.
- Helps to prevent, treat and overcome constipation.
- Fights intestinal parasites.