Pomegranate is a type of fruit that is mainly seen in the warm climate. This fruit is now grown and cultivated in many countries but earlier it was grown and cultivated around the regions of Mediterranean Sea and Asia. The name of pomegranate is derived from Middle French pime and garnete. These words literally mean “apple fruit with many seeds”. This fruit is difficult to eat because the seed cases or juicy red ‘arils’ are needed to be separated by hand. The number of seeds in a pomegranate depends upon its size. Earlier, people believed that pomegranate contained 365 seeds but now modern studies have proved that the counting of seeds in a pomegranate may vary anywhere from 329 to 1000.
Pomegranate can be taken in many forms like pomegranate concentrates, pomegranate capsules, extracts, pills, pomegranate powders and some other derivatives. Pomegranate extracts are also the good health supplement because the less useful contents of the juice like sugar and calories are removed. The juice of pomegranate increases the blood circulation to the heart. Patients suffering from ischemic heart disease are benefitted from the juice. Pomegranate fruit is very good for health because the juice of this fruit contains folic acids, polyphenols and vitamin C. The juice can be taken in fresh or extracted form.
The presence of polyphenols (antioxidant) in the fruit makes the fruit good for health because polyphenols remove the free radicals from the cells and helps the human cell to maintain its function. Polyphenols have an anti inflammatory property that helps in strengthening the immune system and wound repair. Polyphenols also helps to reduce skin wrinkling and so makes the pomegranate famous ingredient in traditonal and modern anti aging remedies. People can take this fruit of pomegranate to improve their metabolism and become more energetic and healthier.
Everyone of age from 8 years to 80 years can take this fruit in any form regularly in their diet to get benefitted. The fact that people suffering from the pomegranate side effects is not heard of so it cannot effect your health negatively and you should consume it without any negative thoughts.