Since ancient times, the pomegranate fruit has been revered for its antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. The juice of this precious fruit has long used as a defense against harmful internal parasites (such as those that cause diarrhea), as well as for its abundant nutritional value.
Long used in folk medicine to treat inflammation, sore throat, and rheumatism in the Middle East and in India, the delicious sweet-tang of Pomegranate juice provides a substantial amount of potassium, vitmain C and niacin (a B vitamin)
Studies of the antioxidant value of Pomegranate juice have demonstrated that 100 mL of Pomegranate juice can contain up to three times more antioxidant capacity as 100 mL of red wine and 100 mL of green tea
Pomegranates are known as the "jewels of winter" used for centuries as decorations in the home. However, in modern times, they are known for their antioxidant capacity. The pomegranate plant is rich in antioxidants and is a natural source of both Vitamin C and Iron.
The pomegranate fruit contains an antioxidant known as polyphenol which can help to prevent premature aging. Recent research also suggests that the pomegranate may have several positive effects in maintenance of a healthy heart.