Punica Granatum – Pomegranate

Pomegranate is Thapthim in Thai and Punica Granatum in Latin

punica granatum pomegranate thapthim
Direct from the nursery and just planted in the garden, I paid 150 bath for the little tree you see above.

The pomegranates are native to the region from Iran to northern India. It has been cultivated since ancient times, and it is mentioned in the bible as one of the 7 Species of special Fruit Israel was blessed with.

In my studies into pomegranate, I have found many different kinds of praises for pomegranate.

In the east, Punica Granatum as the tree is called in latin it has been considered the king of fruits since the earliest of times. I can write many articles about how the tree is and have been praised around the world, but that have to wait for another time but when I find an interesting story I will share it here.

I can write many articles describing how the tree is and have been praised around the world, but that have to wait for another time.

In modern times, pomegranate, rightly recognized to as a real superfruit with a lot of healing properties.

The first time I became acquainted with this super fruit, was in a period where I suffered from insomnia and when I finally slept, it was a very restless sleep.

A friend recommended a fruit shake made from Pomegranate. I blended both pulp and seeds. I drank this shake every evening before going to sleep. After one week, the symptoms of both insomnia and restless sleep disappeared.

Below you can see the nutrient fact for Pomegranate, as you can see from the numbers it is a real nutrition bomb,

Source: United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Go to page click here…

Nutrient Unit Value per 100 g cup arils (seed/juice sacs) 43 g pomegranate (4″ dia) 282 g
Water g 77.93 67.8 219.76
Energy kcal 83 72 234
Protein g 1.67 1.45 4.71
Total lipid (fat) g 1.17 1.02 3.3
Carbohydrate, by difference g 18.7 16.27 52.73
Fiber, total dietary g 4 3.5 11.3
Sugars, total g 13.67 11.89 38.55
Calcium, Ca mg 10 9 28
Iron, Fe mg 0.3 0.26 0.85
Magnesium, Mg mg 12 10 34
Phosphorus, P mg 36 31 102
Potassium, K mg 236 205 666
Sodium, Na mg 3 3 8
Zinc, Zn mg 0.35 0.3 0.99
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 10.2 8.9 28.8
Thiamin mg 0.067 0.058 0.189
Riboflavin mg 0.053 0.046 0.149
Niacin mg 0.293 0.255 0.826
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.075 0.065 0.211
Folate, DFE µg 38 33 107
Vitamin B-12 µg 0 0 0
Vitamin A, RAE µg 0 0 0
Vitamin A, IU IU 0 0 0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.6 0.52 1.69
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0 0 0
Vitamin D IU 0 0 0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 16.4 14.3 46.2
Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.12 0.104 0.338
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.093 0.081 0.262
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.079 0.069 0.223
Fatty acids, total trans g 0 0 0
Cholesterol mg 0 0 0
Caffeine mg 0 0 0
Showing 33 nutrients
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