a chambered, many-seeded and globose fruit, with a tough and usually red rind, and surmounted by a crown of calyx lobes; the edible portion consisting of pleasantly acidic flesh developed from the outer seed coat.
The fruit of the attractive pomegranate tree is one of the most distinctive in the world. With its crimson colored rind housing a complex interior of ruby-like juicy seeds and white pith (with approximately 800 edible seeds packed into one fruit!), fresh pomegranate is not a food to be consumed in a hurry. Native to southwestern Asia, the pomegranate is widely cultivated in warm, dry regions of the world – most historically the Mediterranean. Some date cultivation of this fruit back to prehistoric times, and it has been used throughout the ages medicinally, mytholigically, and as a valued culinary element. Most Western cultures today are familiar with this fruit in its raw state or as a juice – a deep red delicacy which tastes divine but also inevitably stains something. Navitas Naturals Pomegranate Powder makes enjoying the lovely pomegranate easy by offering it in a freeze-dried, mess-free, powder form.
The Power of Pomegranate
Though most of the pomegranate’s mythological roots (often seen as a symbol of fertility and prosperity) cannot be proven, recent attention from scientific communities solidifies the fruit’s health benefits are far from myth. Pomegranate contains a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals, with especially notable amounts of vitamin C and potassium. It is also a powerful source of antioxidant phytoestrogens, polyphenols, and anti-inflammatory essential amino acids. Among the most important effects of this beneficial nutrient collection is the ability to inhibit free radicals (a biological component attributed to disease and aging). Remarkably, polyphenols may inhibit estrogen synthesis, and the oil from the pomegranate seed has been proven effective against the proliferation of breast cancer cells in vitro.
But there’s more. Pomegranate’s contribution to cardiovascular health has also been widely celebrated. In preliminary laboratory research and human pilot studies, juice of the pomegranate was shown effective in reducing heart disease risk factors: including LDL oxidation, macrophage oxidative status, and foam cell formation (important components of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease). Pomegranate juice has also been shown to reduce systolic blood pressure (inhibiting the serum angiotensin-converting enzyme), may inhibit viral infections, and can also have antibacterial effects against dental plaque.
With the high levels of ongoing research, exploration of the pomegranate’s exciting health benefits have only just begun. Needless to say, including pomegranate in the diet serves as a powerful tool for disease prevention.
Though Navitas Naturals Pomegranate Powder is a superfood warrior health-wise, its fruity flavor is much more mild -- making it easy to incorporate into recipes. Just a spoonful or two is a great dietary addition stirred into juice or tea, or blended into a smoothie. Undiluted, Pomegranate Powder is also excellent when mixed into desserts - like chocolate pudding or truffles - and serves as a smart superfood addition to homemade energy bars.
Suggested UseThough Navitas Naturals Pomegranate Powder is a superfood warrior health-wise, its fruity flavor is much more mild making it easy to incorporate into recipes. Just a spoonful or two is a great dietary addition stirred into juice or tea, or blended into a smoothie. Undiluted, Pomegranate Powder is also excellent when mixed into desserts - like chocolate pudding or truffles - and serves as a smart superfood addition to homemade energy bars.
Ingredients and Nutritional Information
2 TABLESPOONS (15G) CONTAINS:
100% Organic Pomegranate Powder
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary Fiber 0g