The Pomegranate (PunicagranatumLinnaeus) be the oldest cultivated fruit tree.

Nutritional Value

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)

Energy 234 kcal
Protein 4,71 g
Fat 3,30 g
Carbohydrates 52,73 g
Fibre 11,3 g
Calcium 28 mg
Iron 0,85 mg
Magnesium 34 mg
Phosphorus 102 mg
Potassium 666 mg
Sodium 8 mg
Zinc 0,99 mg
Copper 0,446 mg
Selenium 1,4 mcg
Vitamin C 28,8 mg
Niacin (Β3) 0,826 mg
Folate 107 mcg
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.

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