Pomegranate is the fruit of the pomegranate tree, a shrub of the Punicaceae family. This autumn fruit has been eaten for centuries for the small arils it contains. The arils have a subtle fragrance and they illuminate the plates by their red colors. The arils have seeds that can also be eaten. Dried, the arils, or pomegranate seeds, take on a burgundy color and a sweeter taste. Pomegranate seeds contain many essential nutrients, such as vitamin B9. Pomegranate seeds stand out thanks to a particular fatty acid: punic acid. This polyunsaturated fatty acid is the subject of much scientific research: antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, regulates glucose homeostasis ... So many properties that allow pomegranate seeds to prevent cardiovascular disorders or type 2 diabetes. Latin name: Punica granatum L. Botanical family: Punicaceae. Part used: Seed.
Due to the energy density of pomegranate seeds and their high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, daily consumption recommendations are defined. In classic cure or for pleasure: a portion of pomegranate seeds is estimated at 15 g per day, which represents four teaspoons of pomegranate seeds per day.
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15 g of pomegranate seeds contain a significant portion of the Population Dietary Reference (PNR) for Fiber. They also contain, to a lesser extent, Vitamin B9.
As such, Pomegranate seeds can supplement your healthy and varied diet.
Fiber disrupts the absorption of cholesterol and simple sugars. Pomegranate seeds are particularly rich in fiber. Therefore, pomegranate seeds moderate the rise in blood sugar after a meal and reduce the absorption of cholesterol. Also, pomegranate seeds limit the vascular complications of these pathologies by the contribution of vitamin B9, punic acid and polyphenols. Indeed, vitamin B9 contributes to the management of inflammation by its involvement in the cycle of homocysteine (a pro-inflammatory amino acid). Finally, the last two compounds are antioxidants. It also appears that punic acid reduces insulin resistance.
Les graines de Grenade sont source de fibres. Les fibres stimulent le transit digestif, prévenant la constipation (voir notre guide constipation et alimentation).
Vitamin B9 stimulates the synthesis of immune cells. Thus, pomegranate seeds contribute to the immune response by providing vitamin B9. Pomegranate seeds also fight against microbial growth by the presence of a polyunsaturated fatty acid: punic acid. The nutrients in pomegranate seeds reinforce the immune benefits of a varied and balanced diet.
The pomegranate is a shrub of 2 to 5 m, belonging to the family Punicaceae. Native to Iran and Afghanistan, it is now common to find pomegranate orchards around the Mediterranean and in Central Asia. This is not surprising considering its needs: a bright, warm and dry climate.
It is a tree appreciated for its decorative aspect, because at the end of its branches grow beautiful and large scarlet flowers. Its fruits, the Pomegranate, are red with a firm skin. Inside is a white mesocarp that forms a nest containing edible arils. The arils have a reddish, translucent, juicy pulp that contains seeds. One pomegranate can contain more than 400 arils. The pomegranate tree is one of the oldest domesticated crops.
The fruit of the pomegranate tree is the source of many beliefs and superstitions. In Greek mythology, the pomegranate is associated with Hades, the god of the underworld; in the Bible, it symbolizes love, immortality and fertility; in the Koran, suras mention it as the fruit of paradise. There are many varieties of pomegranate, each linked to its producing country: Wonderful in Israel, Mollar and Tendrar in Spain, and Hicaz in Turkey.Organic pomegranate seeds...
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