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.
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.