“A higher antioxidant punch than red wine, blueberries and cranberries! This strange fruit is worth a closer look.”
This interesting fruit has quite a history, from the writings of Greek mythology, to the Persians believing that pomegranate seeds would make them invincible in battle. The name “pomegranate” means “seed-filled apple,” and the Babylonians connected this explosion of seeds to the resurrection. When caravans set out on long journeys across the scorching desert, they would load up on these tough red globes because they were one of the few fruits able to withstand the heat of the sun and sand and still provide life-giving juice.
The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice
Lowers Risk of Atherosclerosis
Reduces Erectile Disorder
Pomegranate Juice Nutrition
Pomegranates are a good source of Vitamins C, Bs (riboflavin, niacin, thiamin) and K, as well as calcium and phosphorus, and are high in fiber.
Pomegranate Juice is an excellent source of:
- Fibre (when eaten)
Pomegranate Juice is a good source of:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
Phytochemicals & Antioxidants in Pomegranate Juice
New studies are coming out revealing the incredible antioxidant potency of pomegranates. Researchers at the University of California have discovered that out of the top fruit juices containing free radical-busting antioxidants, pomegranate juice is far and away the winner. This is significant because free radicals have the ability to damage human cells, even DNA. This damage is linked to diseases like cancer and accelerated aging. Antioxidants bind to free radicals and remove them from the body before they cause damage.
Also, surprising new studies coming out of Israel are revealing that pomegranate juice not only lowers oxidized cholesterol, which produces plaque and hardening of the arteries, but is able to reduce plaques already present. You heard it here first! This is a big deal for the many millions who have eaten themselves into high blood pressure. Michael Aviram, of the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology says, “We’ve known that antioxidant chemicals in red wine, ginger, tomatoes, and pomegranates help preserve paraoxonase in the blood; now we can see that this not only prevents lesions, but also breaks them down when they form.” The significance of this is stunning. It’s possible that drinking a few ounces of this powerful juice a day could help atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) to retreat to the point where patients could avoid evasive procedures like angioplasty and bypass surgery.
Preparing for Juicing
Remove outer tough peel and, while holding over a bowl, extract seeds from white membrane.
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Pomegranate Juice Tips
Unfortunately, pomegranates are not available all year round here in Canada, but I have discovered a fantastic alternative. Normally, I am reluctant to recommend bottled juices, but there are some exceptions. POM (www.pomwonderful.com
) is definitely one of them and I can happily endorse all of their great juice offerings. This is a high-quality pomegranate juice that I can easily add to any of my fruit juices or just sip straight. When on the road, during a juice fast, it has been a quick go-to juice. They are sold in all the better grocery stores here in Canada and the USA.
Picking Perfect Produce
Select bright red, firm, heavy fruit that is free of bruising and split skin.
Storing Your Produce
This fruit stores very well, staying fresh for up to two months in the crisper.
Pomegranates have a varied flavor, depending on ripeness and variety, ranging from sweet to tangy. Mixes well with apple and grape juice.
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