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Health Benefits - Vitamins and Minerals in Pomegranate


Health benefits of pomegranate are innumerable. Apart from being healthy, pomegranate is delicious too. Pomegranate consists of antioxidant, antiviral and anti-tumour properties. It is said to be a good source of vitamins as it includes vitamin A, C and E as well as folic acid.  This fruit consists of three times the antioxidants of wine or green tea.

Health Benefits of Pomegranate
  • The fruit is good in calories and contain no saturated fats; but contain numerous health promoting anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins.
  • It is rich source of soluble and insoluble dietary fibers, providing about 4 g per 100 g (about 12% of RDA), which are known to help regulate the functioning of the digestive system and smoothen constipation conditions. It is therefore, this fruit  is suggested in the diet for weight reduction and cholesterol controlling programs. Regular inclusion of fiber fruits in the diet helps protect from colon cancers.
  • Laboratory research suggests, polyphenolic anti-oxidant compound, punicalagin in the pomegranate juice is effective in reducing heart disease risk factors, by scavenging harmful free radicals from the body.
  • It is also good source of antioxidant vitamin-C, provides about 17% per 100 g of daily requirement. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful free radicals.
  • Regular consumption of pomegranate has also been found to be effective against prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, diabetes, and lymphoma.
  • It is also good source of many vital B-complex group of vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), folates, pyridoxine and vitamin K, and also minerals like calcium, copper, potassium and manganese.
    Amount One fresh pomegranate contains 11.3 grams dietary fiber.

    Proteins  - 
    4.71 grams

    Calories  - 
    234

    Nutrition In Pomegranate

    Minerals Contained
    •  Potassium - 666 mg
    • Phosphorus - 102 mg
    • Magnesium - 34 mg
    • Calcium - 28 mg
    • Sodium - 8 mg
    • Iron - 0.85 mg
    • Selenium 1.4 mcg
    • Manganese - 0.336 mg
    • Copper - 0.446 mg
    • Zinc - 0.99 mg
    • Also contains small amounts of other minerals.
    Vitamins Contains
    • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) - 0.189 mg
    • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - 0.149 mg
    • Niacin - 0.826 mg
    • Folate - 107 mcg
    • Pantothenic Acid - 1.063 mg
    • Vitamin B6 - 0.211 mg
    • Vitamin C - 28.8 mg
    • Vitamin E - 1.69 mg
    • Vitamin K - 46.2 mcg
    • Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.

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