Not only are pomegranates gorgeous, and absolutely delicious, these eastern fruits are jam packed with health benefits you will want to have them and include them one way or another in your daily diets. This delicious salad dressing is one way for you to include some pomegranate goodness in your everyday meals. It is super tasty and really makes any salad (even if just a bunch of leaves) way more interesting to have and serve. You can make it to dress my beautiful Feta Cheese and Pink Grapefruit Salad on this link, or you can use it to uplift an otherwise very boring potato mash say next to a grilled fish dish! Yes, think outside of the box and you will always be rewarded with amazing teats!
Before we jump into the recipe, let’s take a look why the pomegranate has become a superfood of choice for many people and what it can do for you!!
The health benefits of pomegranates are almost immeasurable! What makes this ruby red gemmed fruit special is that it is full of anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties and is a good source of vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E) as well as folic acid. This amazing fruit consists of three times as many antioxidants as both wine or green tea. Pomegranates are so useful in maintaining effective and healthy blood circulation, which is the reason why many health practitioners suggest eating pomegranates to regain your strength after a long illness. The fruit is known to be a great cure for heart related problems, stomach disorders, cancer, dental conditions, osteoarthritis, anemia and diabetes. Pomegranates have been traditionally used for clearing up the skin and reducing inflammation. Pomegranate’s juice can also be useful for the treatment of sore throats.
According to a research study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, since pomegranates are rich in antioxidants, they can prevent the oxidization of LDL cholesterol, also known as ‘bad’ cholesterol.
The amazing health benefits of pomegranates can be enjoyed by consuming them in several ways. You can take them in the form of a juice or you can eat its seeds, syrup, paste, nectar or concentrate. Pomegranate syrups and molasses are useful for treating damage to cartilage and protects babies from brain damage incurred during their birth. These are just two of the important reasons that pomegranates have been turned to for their medicinal benefits since ancient times.
See the end of this recipe for other ancient ways to use pomegranate for its medicinal benefits!