POMEGRANATE : 7 HEALTH BENEFITS AND CULTIVATION


          Pomegranate , fruits that everyone knows.There are number of seeds inside the fruits covered with red,juicy,edible flesh.This is the main attraction of pomegranate.The number of seeds may vary from 200 to 1400.It is also called divine fruits because many theological books mentioned pomegranate.
         Pomegranate is native to Iran .The most important growing regions are US, Afghanistan, Russia,India,China,Japan, Egypt and Soudi Arabia.The name Pomegranate comes from the Latin word "pomum means apple and granatum means seeded".

             Scientific name :Punica granatum
             Family                 :Lythraceae

         Pomegranate provides better health nutrients.It is having Antioxidant, Antiviral,and Anti-tumor properties.Also pomegranate is the rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Folic acids.

           ANTIOXIDANT- A substance that inhibit oxidation.
           ANTIVIRAL- An agent that kills virus or that suppresses its ability to replicate and , hence, inhibits its capability to multiply and reproduce.
           ANTI-TUMOR-An agent which preventing or inhibiting the formation or growth of tumors.

7 HEALTH BENEFITS

1.PROTECTS FROM FREE RADICALS
           Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage the cell in your body.Chrmically free radicals are the molecule with one or more unpaired electron in its outer shell.Free radicals form when an atoms or molecules gain or lose electrons.
Polyphenols are type of Antioxidant present in pomegranate that fight free radicals.when circulating throughout our bodies , Antioxidants like polyphenols may help or delay cell damage from free radicals.

2.FIGHT PROSTATE CANCER
            Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in prostate- a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transport sperm.
Prostate cancer suppression was exerted by different Pomegranate fruit parts. Pomegranate fruit extract inhibited cell growth and induced apoptosis regulating proteins in prostate cancer.

3.IMPROVES MEMMORY
              A study in older adults with memmory complaints found that 8 ounce of pomegranate juice per day significantly improved the verbal and visual memmory. Studies in mice also suggested that Pomegranate may help fight Alzheimer's disease.

4. BENEFICIAL TO PREVENT ATHEROSCLEROSIS
              Atherosclerosis is the disease of the arteries characterized by the deposition of fatty materials on their inner walls.
Pomegranate may help fight hardening of the arteries.
Pomegranate protecting Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL-  bad cholesterol ) and High Density Lipoprotein (HDL- Good cholesterol) from oxidation and as a result it attenuates Atherosclerosis development and its consequent cardiovascular events.

5. BOOST IMMUNITY
             As you know that Pomegranate is rich source of vitamin C , Which boosts antibody production and helps in the development of immunity.

6. HELPS IN DIGESTION
             Pomegranate providing Vitamin B complex that helps to convert fat , proteins and carbohydrates into energy. Also it provides fibers,which helps food move through your body effectively, assisting with digestion.

7. ACT AS OXYGEN MASK
              Oxygen mask delivers oxygen.Due to Antioxidant present in pomegranate ,it fight free radicals, reduces cholesterol and prevent blood clot.This helps in free flow of blood and improve the level of oxygen in body.

CULTIVATION

CLIMATE.     : dry climate

SOIL              : Pomegranate can grow in a wide variety of soil. The best is deep soil , heavy loamy soil and having good drainage capacity.

IRRIGATION. : Irrigation must be done once in 2 weeks during winter and once in weekly during summer.

PLANTING TIME : Planting is usually done in spring February to March and July to August in subtropical and tropical regions respectively.








             




















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