Pomegranate is the fleshy fruit from the pomegranate tree that grows in tropical and subtropical areas. It is a globe-shaped fruit with thick orange-brown skin. Inside the fruit there are many small red seeds separated by membranous walls. These seeds are instilled with a refreshing and bittersweet juicy pulp. Currently, pomegranate seeds and pulp are used for fruit salads and desserts, as well as for making wine, jelly and drinks, such as grenadine.
Since ancient times, all parts of the pomegranate have been used as heart medicine, for inflammation of the stomach, liver pain and as a laxative. This unique fruit contains vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, flavonoids, polyphenols and fibre. It is a source of polyphenols and it is known for its antioxidant role and its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
It has favourable effects for the relief of asthma, fever and cardiovascular disease. It also prevents fluid retention, helps fight hypertension, iron deficiency anemia, arteriosclerosis, excess uric acid and intestinal parasites.