Did you know that in some parts of the world it is considered that the pomegranate and not the apple was the fruit with which Eve fell into temptation?
The secrets of pomegranate are known since the Primordial period. Today, modern science only confirms what has long been known to the ancient people.
This unusual fruit, which originates from the territory of Persia, is now cultivated worldwide.
As a result of its wealth of seeds and its ability to “bleed”, the old people regarded the pomegranate as a symbol of birth, eternal life, and death.
Historian Margaret Shaida, author of the book – “The legendary cuisine of Persia”, says that in Iran in the past and until today it is still believed that the pomegranate and not apple was the fruit with which Eve in the paradise gardens, fell into temptation.
It is said that prophet Muhammad has taught his followers to eat pomegranates, by believing that it purifies the human system of envy and hatred. The old Egyptians again with beliefs for rebirth, were buried in sarcophagi filled with pomegranates.
Examples of special cults bind to this fruit, have the Greek, Chinese, and many other old cultures.
Health and nutritional values
The heart of this round shaped fruit is a real treasure trove of small, juicy and delicious reddish bags whose interior is full of seeds.
They are actually the part of the fruit that is eaten.
The fruit has an exceptionally low levels of saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium on one side and a high percentage of fiber on the other side.
From vitamins are tacked large amounts of folic acid, vitamin C and vitamin K. Minerals mostly worth to mention like iron, calcium, copper, potassium, and phosphorus.
Pomegranate is a one type of the so-called super food.
Numerous studies show that it has higher levels of antioxidants than red wine, grape juice, and green tea.
Antioxidants neutralize the harmful effect of free radicals on cells and thus slow down the aging process and the process of occurrence of various diseases.
In traditional medicine in the Middle East and India, all parts of the tree and fruit, for a long time were used for different purposes, ie for the treatment of a wide range of diseases – from conjunctivitis up to treatment of hemorrhoids.
Iranian pomegranate juice is given to pregnant women because of the abundance of iron, its refreshing effect and detoxification power.
As a result of historical processes and advanced research, today the fruit and its juice are an integral part of many national cuisines such.
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and others.
Europe and Western countries slowly but certainly start to reveal the secrets and benefits of this mythological fruit.
One study published in the journal “Clinical nutrition” in 2004, shows that pomegranate reduces the systolic blood pressure.
Another study published in the “Journal of medicinal food “shows that the fruit has the power to reduce the cholesterol in total.
Consumption of pomegranate and pomegranate juice has many other benefits including:
Slowing the spread of breast cancer
Slowing the process of atherosclerosis and reduce the risk of heart disease and blood vessels.
Simplified – pomegranate is the super food for the heart.
Slowing the growth of prostate cancer
Reduce the risk for occurrence of osteoarthritis.
Modern medicine to the pomegranate juice (pure, unsweetened pomegranate juice), with great honor, gives the first place for healthiest fruit juice.
Now since we know that we’ve got your attention, all that remains for you is to see a short video with few advises of how simple is the consumption of this fruit: