A true superfruit
In addition to high levels of antioxidants, pomegranates possess:
- Vitamina A
- B group Vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Recent scientific and medical research suggests that the juice obtained from pomegranates possesses substances with antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anticancer, cholesterol-controlling, cardiovascular disease preventive (by reducing the production of cortisol, the stress hormone, reflected in a drop in blood pressure) and favoring the elimination of uric acid.
The best way to exploit the properties of pomegranates is to eat them fresh or to drink cold-pressed juice, ie, made by applying pressure to the fruit to extract the juice without applying heat or preservatives to maintain the product over time.
The varieties of pomegranates we grow
For its sweet taste, intense red color and medium-large size, which make it very agreeable to eat fresh
The best known and cultivated at the international level, for its perfect flavor to use for making juices
Some curiosities about pomegranates:
The origin of the pomegranate is found in the region spanning from Iran to northern India at least 5000 years ago.
It was very valuable in desert areas thanks to the protection offered by the desiccation of its skin, because it preserved its properties intact, which greatly benefited the caravans that traveled great distances.
Many peoples throughout history have considered it a symbol of love, fertility and prosperity:
- In Greek mythology it was Aphrodite (goddess of love and beauty) who planted the first pomegranate, while Hades (god of hell) used this fruit to seduce the beautiful Persephone (daughter of Zeus and Demeter, goddess of fertility, wheat and crops)
- Shakespeare’s Romeo hid under a pomegranate’s canopy to sing a serenade to his beloved Juliet.
- On the island of Java (Indonesia) it is associated with rites performed during pregnancy.
- In China, it was customary to give the newlyweds a pomegranate in the hope of obtaining many offspring, as their red color is considered by Chinese tradition to attract good fortune.
- In Islam the pomegranate is a tree of Paradise.
Many peoples throughout history have considered it a symbol of love, fertility and prosperity
According to a study by Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh (Scotland) drinking a daily glass of pomegranate juice causes effects similar to Viagra.
In experiments conducted with volunteers aged 21-64, researchers found that drinking a glass of pomegranate juice over two weeks increased testosterone levels by up to 30%.