Its genus name, Punica, is a constant reminder that the Phoenicians were the mediators in spreading its cultivation, partly for religious reasons. The plant is a glossy-leaved shrub and the fruit, between an orange and a grapefruit in size, has a thick reddish skin and many seeds. The edible parts are the brilliant red seed pulp and seeds.
The acidic juice of pomegranates is used in Indian cookery; thickened and sweetened it makes grenadine syrup, used in cocktail mixing.
Pomegranate Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Pomegranate is about 77.93% water, 18.7% carbohydrates (including 13.67% sugar and 4% dietary fiber), 1.67% protein, and 1.17% fat. One pomegranate will give you with 52.734 grams of carbohydrates. It is equal to 40.56 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates you need on a daily basis, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same in a 100 gram amount, pomegranate supplies 83 calories and is a good source of Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) (18.22% DV) and Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) (13.6% DV). So if you have pomegranate in your diet, it helps your body to stabilise blood clots and heal wounds faster, regulate concentration of calcium in the blood, retent of episodic memory (in older people) and it is effective against excessive bleedingosteoporosis by regulating calcium levelshigh cholesterol level. In addition it contains a moderate amount of Copper (17.56% DV).