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Pomegranate Seeds Nutrition

Rutuja Jathar Sep 30, 2018
The marvelous fruit, pomegranate, is abound with some of the most essential nutrients that the human body requires for proper functioning. To help you understand the benefits of this fruit, here's some information on pomegranate seeds nutrition.
Often called the super fruit, pomegranate seeds are loaded with numerous antioxidant properties that are supposedly three times higher than green tea. As we know, antioxidants are very important to control the free radicals in the body that can cause several complications within the body.
Antioxidants also maintain and repair damaged body cells. The seeds are high in vitamin C, vitamin A, folic acid, vitamin E, and have a lot of fiber, along with potassium, iron, and calcium.

Nutritional Value of Pomegranate Seeds

The pomegranate tree endures a very long life span, which is an advantage for pomegranate growers. There are more than 750 species that are observed and cultivated all over the world for various purposes, from eating the fruit to drinking its juice. The fruit is ruby colored with hundreds of seeds that are very juicy and citrus in flavor.
This list displays the nutrient and nutrient content per serving (100 g) found within the fruit.
  • Vitamin C - 6.1 mg
  • Calcium - 3 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Potassium - 259 mg
  • Phosphorus - 8 mg
  • Vitamin B1 - 0.03 mg
  • Vitamin B2 - 0.063 mg
  • Vitamin B3 - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin B5 - 0.596 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.106 mg
  • Folic Acid - 6μg
  • Energy - 70 Kcal
  • Carbohydrates - 17.17g
  • Protein - 0.9 mg
  • Sugar - 16 g
  • Total Fat - 0.3
  • Zinc - 0.3 mg
  • Magnesium - 3 mg
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g

 All nutritional values mentioned are approximate.

Health Benefits of Pomegranate Seeds

Due to this heavy pomegranate seeds nutrition content, this 'magic fruit' comes as a bliss in maintaining our heart health, as regular intake of pomegranate helps evade heart diseases and reduces the risk of suffering from a stroke.
The seeds help thin the blood, lower high blood pressure levels, increase blood flow towards the heart, maintain good cholesterol levels, and reduce arterial plaque.
Apart from the many ways it benefits the heart, the seeds are known to improve arthritis, osteoporosis, skin allergies, skin disorders, urinary tract infections, sore throats, tapeworms, digestive disorders, blood impurities, osteoarthritis, and diabetes.
Modern scientists also suggest that pomegranate seeds can aid in the cure of prostate and skin cancer.
It has also proven helpful in getting rid of the body's, and the digestive system's fats in particular.
There are numerous products that can be made from these seeds; pomegranate seed oil is one of them. Several other pomegranate seed products include pomegranate dietary supplements, pomegranate extracts, and pomegranate concentrated juice.

Facts about Pomegranate

The pomegranate fruit is obtained from a small, deciduous shrub that is native to Southwest Asia and has been cultivated since centuries together. Pomegranates were cultivated widely throughout Afghanistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, East Indies, Malaysia, tropical Africa, and Southeast Asia.
Later on, it was also introduced to the US and Latin America. The fruit typically seasons from September to February (in the northern hemisphere), while in the southern hemisphere, it seasons from March to May.
The pomegranate is loaded with the right amount of ingredients that your body needs to help it along in a healthy way. Consume it regularly in any form and you, without doubt, will notice a difference in the functioning of your body.