Navitas Naturals Pomegranate Powder is made from the whole pomegranate fruit, a sacred food that has been cherished around the world for thousands of years. Our raw powder has a sweet fruity flavor that's easy to add to a variety of recipes. This superfruit contains a diversity of vitamins and minerals and is especially high in vitamin C and potassium.
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Although native to southwestern Asia, the pomegranate is now cultivated throughout the earth's warm and dry regions, with a most historic legacy in the Mediterranean where it was prized for fertility and longevity benefits. In addition to being a medicine and food, the fruit has also been used for tanning and dying, due to the rich red stain of the fruit. The unique fruit boasts a tough red rind that opens to a multi-chambered interior lined with a white pith that houses as many as 800 edible seeds per fruit. The juicy and crunchy seeds have a delectably sweet tartness that pairs well in both sweet and savory culinary creations.
The Arabic and Hebrew names for this fruit translate to paradise, illustrating their deep reverence for the fruit. In the ancient text from the Song of Songs, pomegranate is referred to metaphorically when Sheba replies to Solomon, “Let us get up early to the vineyards, let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranate buds forth, there will I give thee my love." She later says to Solomon that she wants him to drink the spiced wine of the juice of her pomegranate.
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- Dips & Dressings
- Energy Bars
Product of India
Pomegranate was sacred to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty who is believed to have planted the first tree. Our pomegranates are sustainably grown in the subtropical environment of India. The round shrub can live to be over 200 years old! The apple-sized fruit with thick red skin hold sweet, crimson crunchy seeds. Once harvested, the organic whole fruit is juiced, freeze-dried and then milled into a fine soluble powder.
- Micronutrient Lineup
- Amino Acids
- Vitamin C
- Calcium, Fiber
Polyphenols, Essential Amino Acids
Navitas Naturals Pomegranate Powder contains high levels of vitamin C, K and folate (folic acid). It's also rich in a number of important minerals including potassium, magnesium, phosphorous and calcium, as well as key amino acids. Pomegranates are also an excellent source of dietary fiber and antioxidant phytoestrogens and polyphenols.
Polyphenols, Essential Amino Acids
Recent research connects the potent antioxidants found in pomegranate seeds to decreasing inflammation in the body including benefits for the heart and cardiovascular system. It also indicates that pomegranate is potentially beneficial for other inflammation-related illnesses including arthritis and certain types of cancer. The antioxidants, along with the overall intense nutritional value of pomegranate powder, can also support immune function and may have longevity-enhancing effects.
Pomegranate is globally acknowledged in traditional healing systems from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, India, Mexico and Europe. The healing qualities of pomegranate have been recorded in medical texts dating back to 1500 BC including the Ebers papyrus from Egypt. Hippocrates and Dioscorides both promoted the healing qualities of the fruit.
Agriculture can help to reduce poverty in rural communities. Pomegranate is evidence of that, and has been heralded as an ideal crop in India. The fruit can be grown in soils that were considered unusable, as well as intercropped with other crops. The cultivation of pomegranates is labor intensive, providing employment for thousands of families to grow, prune, harvest and transport the fruit.
Pomegranate Powder is a healthy food, not a miracle drug. Health claims herein have not been reviewed by the FDA. Navitas Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
- Health Properties
- Omega Fatty Acids
Navitas Naturals Pomegranate Powder has a fruity flavor that is incredibly easy to incorporate into a variety of recipes. A spoonful or two stirred into fruit juices, smoothies and teas provides a nutritious and flavorful boost. You'll also enjoy its culinary attributes when mixed into desserts (it goes great in homemade raw chocolates) and added to energy bar recipes, salad dressings and marinades.