Pomegranate Juice

 The properties of pomegranate juice

The history of the pomegranate
The history of the pomegranate goes back to the Egyptian and the Greek mythological era. It was considered as a symbol of birth, everlasting life and death, due to its great quantity of seeds and capacity of bleeding.

Pomegranate juice and antioxidants
Pomegranate juice is produced with the fresh juices of pomegranates. It is tasty, refreshing and very healthy. Pomegranate juice contains a high level of antioxidants. A dosage of 30 mls contains the same equivalent of antioxidants as two glasses of red wine, 10 cups of green tea or 4 glasses of cranberry juice.

Antioxidants comprise of a group of vitamins, minerals and enzymes that protect us from the appearance of free radicals. These are unstable molecules that steal electrons from other molecules in our body, causing damage and imbalances.

In our industrialized world, contamination, chemical products, viruses and bacteria, bad diet, tobacco, UVA rays, etc causes in our bodies an excess of free radicals that destroy our cells and damage DNA, causing the development of degenerative diseases and premature aging. This is called oxidative stress.

A way to minimize and combat it is engaging in regular excercise, following a healthy diet and choosing foods rich in antioxidants, which help to protect our metabolism, strengthen our immune system and minimizes the attack of free radicals.

The properties of pomegranate juice
Pomegranate juice is rich in poly-phenols, vitamins, tannins and antocianinos, all of them related with cardiovascular health. It has been found that pomegranate juice can help to decrease the risk of heart disease, decrease high cholesterol LDL and to slow down the formation of fats in the arteries.

ORAC levels of pomegranate
ORAC, abbreviation for the oxygen radical absorbance capacity, is an analysis that measures the total energy of foods and other substances. It Indicates the quantity of dangerous free radicals that an antioxidant absorbs or neutralizes.

Radical ORAC Oxygen Absorbance Capacity

Antioxidants ORAC (unit/100g)

Pomegranate 3037

Cranberry 2400

Green tea 1986

Black grape 739