Typically in season from February to May in South Africa, you can expect to find this unique, deep red super-fruit at Joubert en Seuns Farm Stall. Once opened, you’ll find this charming fruit filled with jewels of sweet red rubies.
So distinct and beautiful in fact, the pomegranate has inspired many an artist to capture this magnificent fruit including the late Judith Mason.
One of South Africa’s most acclaimed artists, Judith is well known for works featuring pomegranates on a plate.
But, just how will you know when your pomegranate is ripe? Selecting the best pomegranate means holding a pomegranate and if it is heavy, you’ll know its full of juicy beads called arils. In this way, you’ll be sure to get fruit that contains maximum health benefits. The health benefits of pomegranates include: Antioxidants
Did you know that pomegranates have three times more antioxidants than green tea or red wine? Pomegranates actually have more antioxidants than other fruit. These antioxidants can reduce inflammation, protect cells and get rid of free radicals in your body.
If you drink the juice of one pomegranate, you will get 40% of the required daily intake of Vitamin C. Simply blend the seeds to release the juice and then strain the liquid.
Win the fight
Even though results are still preliminary, research suggests that the consumption of pomegranates may prevent cancer and reduce one’s risk. The same goes for Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis. The antioxidants in pomegranates are believed to stall Alzheimer’s disease and block the inflammation associated with arthritis. Pomegranates are also great for your heart! The juice improves blood flow and keeps your arteries clean.
Pomegranates can improve one’s digestion by reducing gut inflammation. If you are on the Keto diet, pomegranates are one of the recommended fruits that will help you to lose weight.
With so many wonderful health benefits, it’s no wonder pomegranates are referred to as ‘the divine fruit’ and some even believe they come directly from the Garden of Eden.