History of the Pomegranate

From ancient times, the pomegranate has been an integral part of health-giving remedies across Asia, the Mediterranean and North Africa.

Symbol of Fertility

As a symbol of fertility, prosperity and abundance, pomegranates have been found at many significant archeological sites. They are cited in the Old Testament as one of the seven species of the land of Israel as well as in Greek and Roman mythology and the Quran where it is referred to as the “fruit of paradise”.

 

It’s not only the fruit of the pomegranate that is held in high esteem. The roots, leaves, bark and flowers also have been acknowledged for their health benefits and are widely used for their remedial attributes. Today, modern medicine is rediscovering the potency of the pomegranate.

Pomegranate tree

Health Attributes

While the ancients knew of its benefits thousands of years ago, the pomegranate is now recognised as one of nature’s superfoods. Low in fat, cholesterol and sodium, pomegranates are a good source of Vitamin C, potassium and iron as well as dietary fibre and foliate.

 

They are also particularly high in polyphenols, some of the highly effective antioxidants. The enjoyment of pomegranates is indeed related to good health.

Pomegranate contains vitamin C and dietary fiber. Vitamin C improves resistance for outer infections caused by viruses. It strengthens immune system in the body and protects you from harmful diseases.