One of the oldest cultivated fruits, pomegranates first grew in ancient Persia and the health benefits of pomegranate were recognized even then. The Romans gave it its name — "pomegranate" literally means "seed apple" in Latin — and planted the sturdy seedlings throughout their empire. Spain so loved pomegranates that they named the city of Granada after them, according to some historians. The fruit also made its way eastward to India, where its juice was considered a health elixir that cured any number of ills.
Pomegranates are the size of large oranges, with reddish-pink leathery skin protecting a white membrane. Attached to this membrane are small seed sacs surrounded by a red pulp. Recent studies reveal that eating pomegranate fruit can contribute immensely to good health.
Raw Pomegranate is mostly known for its rich content of antioxidants such as soluble polyphenols, tannins and anthocyanins which scavenge free radicals. Antioxidants are now considered essential for good health as they protect the body from molecules which cause premature aging and help prevent DNA damage that can lead to a number of serious health conditions. Pomegranate also contains a significant amount of good sodium, calcium, vitamin C, niacin, thiamin and riboflavin. Preliminary evidence suggests that pomegranate is very heart healthy and may reduce cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, slow down LDL cholesterol oxidation and increase blood flow to the heart.
Pomegranates are jam packed with vitamins that are important to daily bodily functions, but the most important health benefits of pomegranates are antioxidants. Pomegranates contain three times as many antioxidants as red wine and green tea.
Some possible benefits of our raw organic Pomegranate Juice powder may include:
● Combating osteoarthritis
● Reducing symptoms of diarrhea
● Providing cardiovascular protection
● Keeping PSA levels stable
● Lowering the risk of heart disease
● Reducing the inflammation of arthritis
● Reducing blood pressure
● Strong antioxidant
● Reducing dental plaque
● Increasing oxygen levels to the heart
● Exceptionally effective against various intestinal & circulatory parasites
● Possibly helping combat erectile dysfunction
● Fighting cell damage & mutation
● Possibly reducing cholesterol & plaque buildup in the arteries
● Keeping blood platelets from sticking together & forming dangerous blood clots
Suggested Use: Mix 3 tablespoons with 6 oz of water to make juice or use to flavor yogurt and other treats.
Botanical Name: Punica granatum
Ingredients: Organic Pomegranate Juice Powder and Organic non-GMO tapioca maltodextrin derived from yuca root*.
*This product contains a small amount of tapioca maltodextrin, which is a starch made from organically grown non-GMO yuca root (cassava root). This starch acts as a drying agent and is necessary to keep this powder from clumping into hard chunks or one solid brick.
For more information about tapioca starch derived from cassava root (yuca root) click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassava
Other Names: Chinese apple, granada, grenade
Origin: China - Certified Organic
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our raw Pomegranate Juice powder is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers raw Organic Pomegranate Juice powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic raw Pomegranate Juice powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
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