The Pomegranate (PunicagranatumLinnaeus) be the oldest cultivated fruit tree.
Pomegranate is rich in vitamin C, A, E, iron, potassium and antioxidant phytochemicals such as polyphenols. It also contains high amounts of fiber, and low calorie content. It also contains high amounts of antioxidants, such as tannins, anthocyanins and ellagic acid.
Pomegranate juice is particularly rich in these three beneficial antioxidants and superior compared to red wine and green tea.
Nutritional analysis for a pomegranate weighing (about 280g)
|Vitamin C||28,8 mg|
|Niacin (Β3)||0,826 mg|
|Vitamin Ε||1,69 mg|
|Vitamin Κ||46,2 mcg|
Scientific studies in recent years have focused particularly on the effect of pomegranate in the body, even thoroughly studying the antitumor activity primarily in prostate cancer.