The Power of Pomegranate Arils
What is Pomegranates
Pomegranates have been called the subject for the songs for centuries now. But it is in recent years that it has gained its prominence on the commercial market. When you cut a pomegranate and break it open, you get the seed casings also called arils, which are juicy little ruby shaped drops. Freezing the fruit makes the separation of arils easier or the red arils could be simply separated by using a bowl of cold water. The red arils sink in the bottom whereas the white membrane part floats on the top. The seed of the fruit is edible and the most endearing part of the seed is the fleshy outer portion. The taste of aril depends upon the subspecies and the ripeness of the fruit.
Pomegranates Seeds as Anti-Oxidants
A few do not like the idea of eating the seed while some would rather juice the seeds along with the pulp. The seeds contain most of the anti-oxidants and fibers. It is the same as eating a pumpkin seed and a much healthier option. The health benefits of pomegranate seeds are a lot and quite impressive. Pomegranate fruit juice is a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin B5, potassium, flavinoids and tannins. The arils of the fruit are rich in dietary fiber and micronutrients. The most abundant polyphenols present in it is ellagitannins. Punicalagins, a good antioxidant is also present in the fruit. Other photochemicals include polyphenolic catechins, gallocatechins, and anthocyanins, such as prodelphinidins, delphinidin, cyanidin, and pelargonidin.
Pomegranate arils are loaded with multiple antioxidant properties, almost 3 times that of green tea. Antioxidants fight off free radicals that can damage our cells and these antioxidants are present in Pomegranate Aril in high volume in the form of Vitamin C, vitamin A, folic acid, vitamin E, potassium, iron, calcium along with a lot of fiber. Hence, eat the seeds of Pomegranate for a healthy living. Pomegranate also is known to reduce the probability of heart diseases, chances of strokes and heart attacks. Pomegranate arils help in diluting the blood which reduces the pressure levels of blood and increases the flow of blood towards heart.
Health Benefits of Pomegranate
You can see many attributes that makes pomegranate arils an excellent choice when it comes to healthy living. It helps you maintain cholesterol levels intact, reduces arterial plaques those which are useful to battle against arthritis, osteoporosis, skin allergies, sore throats, skin disorders, urinary tract infections, osteoarthritis, digestive disorders, blood impurities and diabetes. According to the latest study, they are suggested to fight against some type of cancers like prostate cancer and skin cancer. Research on this fruit is being carried out extensively to find many more advantages from in-taking this fruit.
Where to find Pomegranate?
The taste of a Pomegranate Aril can differ both based on the variety of pomegranate and also based on the state of ripeness. The taste of the pomegranate aril could vary from very sweet to very sour and even tangy. Most of the pomegranate fruits tastes somewhere in the middle, which makes it a characteristic taste of the fruit. The fruit juice is rich in tannins and could be sweet or sour in taste. The fruit juice is very popular in Indian and Persian cuisines. Grenadine, a sweetened and thickened pomegranate juice is most commonly used in cocktail mixing. Wild pomegranate arils grinned are also used as an Indian spice known as anardana to get a very tangy taste in the dish. They are also considered as an Ayurveda medicine in India because of the rich anti-oxidants present in it.
The best type of Pomegranate arils are from the category of Bhagwa. The arils of Bhagwa Pomegranate are soft seeded dark-red, less acidic, and sweet in taste. All the arils ensure uniform taste. This category is being exported all around the year from India and South Africa to various parts of the world by Sam AgriTech.
Sam Agritech Limited is the pioneers and largest exporters of Pomegranate Arils from India. The packaging’s are available in two forms- one is for the retail sellers which varies from 60g-250g and other is the bulk packaging which ranges from 500g-3kg. They are either packed in cups, punnets or pouches. The shelf life of these packaged arils is 12-14 days.