Pomegranate’s Antioxidant Properties



Antioxidants provide our bodies with numerous health benefits, and it’s only logical to include fruits and foods that contain antioxidants in our daily diet.

Pomegranates have just that… a high level of antioxidants. Aside from its rich flavor and the number of ways to eat and drink it, studies have shown that pomegranate contains more antioxidants than green tea, cranberries and even red wine!

By including pomegranate in your daily diet you can improve your blood flow and, in so doing… help prevent heart diseases such as heart attacks, stroke or clogged arteries.

Pomegranate also promotes healthy blood pressure levels and low cholesterol. Pomegranate juice can be helpful for men as well… as studies have concluded that it may help prevent prostate cancer and growth.

The pomegranate fruit contains many antioxidants for our bodies and eating it daily is beneficial for your health. However remember to always mix plenty of different fruits in your diet. While pomegranate is great, you should always include other fruits and juices as well.

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How to Eat a Pomegranate



Pomegranates are quite delicious and can be used in a variety of recipes. The trickiest part is learning how to eat them… or more to the point, learning how to prepare them for eating.

Some grocery chains now offer the fruit in a ready-to-eat state. Purchasing pomegranates this way costs more, but the convenience it well worth the extra money.

The biggest problem is the juice. Pomegranate juice can easily stain your hands, clothing and countertops, if you aren’t careful.

(Because of these staining issues, many pomegranate lovers choose to only eat them at home. Some will go so far as to suggest they only be enjoyed, while relaxing in a hot bath.)

Many people claim that the easiest way to eat a pomegranate is to score the skin multiple times and then soak the fruit in a bowl of water, for up to 10 minutes. Because they will float, it is best to weigh them down, slightly.

After the fruit has gone through this soaking process, the pith will pull away from the seeds (or arils, as they are referred to) relatively easy. Remember, the pomegranate should remain in the water, while peeling.

Once peeled, pour off the water. Since the seeds are heavier than the pith, they will remain on the bottom of the bowl… for the most part. The pith will drain away with the water.

At this point, it is very simple to retrieve the seeds from the bowl and eat as desired. They are extremely yummy just by themselves.

A second way to eat a pomegranate is similar to the first in the respect that a bowl of water is needed. Score the fruit several times and then cut or break into fourths. Hold each quarter over the bowl and hit the skin side, firmly, with the back of a large spoon.

After the arils fall into the bowl, follow the remaining steps as mentioned above.

Pomegranate seeds can be safely stored in the refrigerator or even frozen, for later use. However, this fruit is so delicious that it is most often consumed in one setting. Have you eaten YOUR pomegranate, today?

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The History of Pomegranate Fruit



The history of pomegranate goes way back to Greek mythology. The Greek myth tells the story of how Persephone is kidnapped by Hades. And she ate pomegranate seeds before her rescue. As a result, she has to spend a couple of months with Hades every year in the underworld. The myth explains that this is how winter came upon the earth.

But the story of pomegranates has changed over the centuries. Now the hype is all about the health benefits the fruit provides.

Pomegranates are mostly grown around the Middle East and in some parts of the United States as well. They need a humid, Mediterranean-type climate for best growth.

And today, the pomegranate fruit is writing a new history for itself as we discover its supremacy in terms of antioxidant power. Research has shown pomegranates to have more antioxidants then other fruits… and even red wine.

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