Dried Pomegranate Seeds, 16oz (Now MORE Fruit!)
These Dried Organic Pomegranate Seeds are the ultimate snack food. They have a peculiar sweetness to them that keep you hankering for more.
Sourced from Uzbekistan
There are unlimited wonders of nature spread around the universe which can’t be counted or even imagined. Pomegranate is also one of the nature’s wonders. According to intellectuals and philosophers it is one of the most ancient fruits of the world. It has not only a special place among various fruits but also has a very important place in medical science.
There are unlimited wonders of nature spread around the universe which can’t be counted or even imagine. Pomegranate is also one of the nature’s wonders. According to intellectuals and philosophers, it is one of the most ancient fruits of the world. It has not only a special place among various fruits but also has a very important place in medical science.
Pomegranate‘s scientific name is “punicum Grantum” in botany, a word which means “an apple of lots of seeds”. Inside its hard rind hundreds of juicy seeds are safely present in such a manner that a machine might have beautifully packed them jointly. There is also a thin cell membrane kind of substance, and because of it, few number of seeds get divided in different parts. These seeds are tied with one another like a honey comb.
The color of pomegranate’s rind is usually red, pink, and sometimes white. Similarly its seeds are also red and white. It is also purple color sometimes but this kind of pomegranate is very rare. It had been considered as a very healthful fruit by almost all religions and nations from the ancient times, even primeval sages and general practitioners.
Ancient Persian lore held that pomegranate seeds made their warriors invincible. In China, the fruit symbolized longevity. Ancient Egyptians were buried with pomegranates in the hope of being reborn, and in traditional Greek weddings, this fruit may be broken as a symbol of fertility.
Pomegranates are full of edible seeds that contain antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E. These seeds also contain iron. One pomegranate contains approximately 100 calories and less than 1 gram of fat.
Pomegranate juice has received much press recently because of its high concentration of antioxidants. Ounce for ounce, it contains more antioxidants than in other fruit juices and even in red wine. The antioxidants are healthful substances that fight damage to cells by scavenging free radicals. Pomegranate juice is rich in polyphenols, a class of antioxidants. Recent studies have suggested a variety of health benefits from consumption of this juice. This includes improved blood circulation. It may stimulate the production of nitric oxide, a chemical that keeps arteries open and keeps blood flowing. Pomegranate juice appears to limit the process of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It can decrease the oxidation that causes bad (LDL) cholesterol to adhere to artery walls and, it may reduce clogging of carotid arteries in the neck. A pilot study in the journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2004 demonstrated correlation between consumption of pomegranate juice and the reduction in the amount of plaque in arteries in the neck. Pomegranate juice may reduce blood pressure, and there is evidence that it improves heart health.
One study suggested that drinking 8 oz. of this juice daily can suppress prostate cancer growth in men with recurrent tumor. Pomegranates contain phytoestrogens. These are substances in plants that have chemical similarities to that of human estrogen and can bind to estrogen receptors in the body. Pomegranate seeds contain the female hormone estrone. It has been suggested that pomegranate estrone may reduce some of the symptoms of menopause that are associated with low estrogen levels.
Other research evaluating pomegranate extract has suggested that it may be helpful in slowing development of osteoarthritis (the "wear-and-tear" form of arthritis) by protecting cartilage.
Pomegranate juice is a concentrated source of calories. An 8 oz. glass contains approximately 150 calories. A single pomegranate fruit contains approximately 100 calories.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.