Pomegranate (Punicagranatum)is a fruit-bearing shrub. Its color, its symmetry, and taste make it loved by many. People love relishing the fruit as well as its refreshing juice. It is rich in fiber and offers cardio-protective effects along with a multitude of other health benefits.
Nutritive value of Pomegranate (Per 100 grams):
|The nutrient value of 100 grams Edible Portion of Pomegranate||Nutrient value of 100 grams Whole Pomegranate|
|Calories: 83 Kcal||Calories: 65 Kcal|
|Carbohydrate: 19 g||Carbohydrate: 14.5 g|
|Fat: 1.2 g||Fat: 0.1 g|
|Protein: 1.7 g||Protein: 1.6 g|
|Sodium: 3 mg||Sodium: 0.9 mg|
|Potassium: 236 mg||Potassium: 133 mg|
Health Benefits of Pomegranate:
a.) Pomegranate is a source of some very potent antioxidants (tannins, anthocyanins) which are considered potent anti-atherogenic agents imparting anti-atherosclerotic effects.
b.) Pomegranate has attenuating effects on atherosclerotic development and its consequent cardiovascular events.
c.) Pomegranates are good for diabetics. Pomegranate antioxidants are not free, but are attached to the pomegranate sugars, and hence are beneficial even for diabetic patients
d.) The antioxidant potential of pomegranate juice is more than that of red wine and green tea.
e.) Pomegranates can help prevent or treat various disease risk factors including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, oxidative stress, hyperglycemia, and inflammatory activities.
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