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The Backyard Chronicles III – The Health Benefits of Pomegranates

The Pomegranate is Granada, Spain’s mascot — a country that knows healthy foods and clean eating. The posts from “Backyard” are great!

{Earthology} Health & Nutrition

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Welcome to the third Backyard Chronicles post – an article, as requested, on pomegranates. Native to Persia, the pomegranate has enjoyed its own spot of limelight since ancient times as a symbol of health and abundance (not to mention starring in one of the lead roles in the Garden of Eden), and in more recent times has been the subject of some really spectacular scientific trials. Aside from needing a plethora of hardware tools to get into, pomegranates are so much more than just those strange-looking red things on the tree behind the washing line or an incredibly pricey addition to the veggie aisle.

Stats: Punica granatum | 83 kcal per 100g | cholesterol free | oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) score of 2341 µmol TE/100 g

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Pomegranates may protect the cardiovascular system

Pomegranates contain a pantheon of antioxidants, including anthocyanins, tannins and polyphenols, and most noticeably punicalagin, a polyphenolic…

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