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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. The following table displays the nutrient and the nutrient value found within the fruit.

Serving Size = 100 g
NutrientContent Per Serving
Energy70 Kcal
Carbohydrates17.17g
Protein0.9mg
Sugar16g
Vitamin C6.1mg
Calcium3mg
Iron0.3mg
Potassium259mg
Phosphorus8mg
Vitamin B10.03mg
Vitamin B20.063
Vitamin B30.3mg
Vitamin B50.596mg
Vitamin B60.106mg
Folic Acid6μg
Note: All nutritional values mentioned in this table are approximate.

Serving Size = 100 g
NutrientContent Per Serving
Total fat0.3
Zinc0.3 mg
Magnesium3 mg
Dietary Fiber0.6 g
Note: All nutritional values mentioned in this table 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.