Pomegranate the super fruit

Pomegranate is one of the oldest known and highly regarded fruits. This Middle Eastern fruit is full of nutrients and has been highly regarded for centuries for its wonderful flavour. More recently it has emerged as a highly nutritious superfood, packed with phytochemical compounds that contain high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols, potent antioxidants. These antioxidants are thought to protect against high blood pressure, inflammation and some cancers, including prostate cancer. It contains vitamins A, K, C and E, Potassium and Bioflavonoids and is also a great source of fibre. Many studies show that the pomegranate is one of the most powerful, nutrient dense foods for your health. Clinical findings clearly show a correlation between pomegranate compounds and their positive effect on cardiovascular, nervous, and skeletal health. Trials have also shown its impact on Type 2 diabetes which currently affects around four million Britons. So not only delicious and beautiful, it is a worthy fruit to include in your diet.

How to prepare, store and cook with Pomegranate

Pomegranates that feel heavier and have shiny, firm skins are best. The easiest way to prepare it is to cut it open across the middle, hold it over a bowl and bash the skin with a rolling pin. The seeds should pop-out, a gentle squeeze can also help. Avoid the skin and membranes as they can taste bitter. Pomegranates keep well in the fridge when kept in a plastic bag. The seeds work so well with aubergine, roasted squash, on salads and in smoothies.

Pomegranate for your skin

Organic Pomegranate juice is extremely beneficial for skin. It moisturises skin whilst delivering micronutrients and phytochemicals. It has anti-aging compounds which regenerate skin cells and the high levels of vitamin C play a key role in the formation of collagen. Pomegranates are full of ellagic acid, a phenol antioxidant that has shown promising results in reducing collagen breakdown by stimulating collagen producing fibroblasts. This plumps up skin and boosts your blood supply for more radiant skin. Trials have also shown Pomegranate can help repair DNA damage caused by UV rays and pollution. It is also suitable for problematic skin as the antioxidants reduce the inflammation present when breakouts occur.

You may also like to try Pomegranate in Dr. Scheller products. These pure plant ingredients are developed in their own laboratories and are BDIH-certified natural products pursuant to the highest German standards. Furthermore, Dr. Scheller products have been registered with the Vegan Society, to ensure there are no animal ingredients or animal testing were used in producing their products. All products have been dermatologically tested for optimal skin tolerance.

Evolve, Green People, Pacifica and Grown Alchemist have also harnessed the benefits of Pomegranate.