• Words by Sonia

The Rubies To Do Not Miss

Pomegranates are in season which brings us a great opportunity to replenish our bodies with their damn good healthy benefits. Let’s have a look at why pomegranates are considered to be the rubies of the fruit world.

Pomegranates are very rich in nutrients which makes them quite popular around the world. The fruit originated in areas of Northern India, Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, though it also grows in Peninsular Malaysia, Southeast Asia, California, Armenia, tropical Africa and others. They have a very leathery texture on the outside that may be orange-yellow, red or purple and they are filled with pink arils with seeds inside that are juicy and sweet.

But why are they so damn good for us?

Pomegranates are often appreciated because they are filled with more antioxidants like punicalagin than other super-foods such as acai berry juice or green tea.

Pomegranates are also high in vitamin C, with 100 ml containing 16 percent of a person’s daily requirement. It also contains high amounts of vitamin K that helps to support bone health and vitamin B5 that helps the body metabolise, protein, carbohydrates and fats.

They are filled with manganese which helps to form bone structures during the metabolic process and potassium that helps to maintain cellular functions and balance fluid levels. The fruit is also high in phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron. There is very little fat in a pomegranate and it does not contain cholesterol.

Doesn’t it sound like the perfect anytime-of-the-day fruit?