INGREDIENTS & RESEARCH

Pomegranate

BACKGROUND

Ingredient Type: Botanical, Extract

Also Known As: Punica granatum, Dwarf pomegranate, Granado, Grenadier, Shi liu, Zakuro

Pomegranate is a shrub or tree, indigenous to the Middle East, India and Mediterranean.  It bears hard-shelled fruit, red when ripe, that are filled with juicy, edible seeds.  The seeds are rich in phytochemicals such as antioxidant polyphenols and anthocyanins.

Pomegranate is used in health supplements today to provide antioxidants and promote cardiovascular health.

 

MORE COMING SOON

In the meantime see the Penn State Hershey Health Information Library entry for pomegranate, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health entry for pomegranate, or the Examine.com article for punicalagins for more information.