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February 6, 2020

What Are the Benefits of Pomegranate Powder?

Not only has eating pomegranate become popular for its delicious flavor and recipe versatility, but the fruit also boasts a slew of amazing health benefits.

By: Julie Morris, Superfood Chef & Luminberry Founder

By now, we've all heard that pomegranates are healthy (which answers another common question of "is pomegranate good for you?"), but let's face it: between the heavy peel and messy seeds (with juice that stains…ugh, we've all been there), it's easy to get intimidated by this unique fruit. Truth be told, pomegranates are a fan-favorite superfood because they're so uniquely delicious and surprisingly versatile. Many people enjoy drinking pomegranate juice, adding the fruit extract to smoothies or simply eating pomegranate seeds. and The fruit can also enhance all varieties of recipes—from sweet to savory. A quick and delicious way to reap the benefits of pomegranates is by introducing organic pomegranate powder into your daily routine.

What is Pomegranate Powder?

Navitas Organics Pomegranate Powder is created from the red pomegranate seeds called “arils.” Once harvested, the nutrient-rich pomegranate arils are removed and juiced. The juice is then freeze-dried into a fine, 100 percent real fruit-soluble powder. It does not contain the pith or peel of the pomegranate fruit, nor does it contain any coloring agents or added sugar! This process preserves the nutrients and powerful antioxidants that provide the many health benefits that come with consuming pomegranates.

Pomegranate Powder Benefits

Powerful Antioxidants

Not only has eating pomegranate become popular for its delicious flavor and recipe versatility, but the fruit also boasts a slew of amazing health benefits. Among these health benefits, pomegranates are well known for their immune-boosting and antioxidant properties that support longevity. The most prominent antioxidant present in pomegranates is ellagic acid, an antioxidant commonly found in raspberries, cranberries, strawberries, nuts, and green tea. Acting as an antioxidant, ellagic acid can help neutralize harmful compounds to protect your cells from damage and oxidative stress. Studies have cited its anti-inflammatory properties in helping reduce the degenerative impact of chronic diseases.

On top of this, pomegranates are delightfully nutrient-packed with healthy vitamins and minerals that your body needs replenished on a daily basis.

Just take a look at this impressive list of major nutrients:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K
  • Folate (folic acid)
  • Potassium
  • Amino acids
  • Fiber

Additionally, medical researchers have extensively studied pomegranate's impressive effects on heart health, as well as a reduced risk of various other health conditions. Pomegranate is one of the most highly regarded fruits with a truly impressive amount of scientific research available to back up its many health claims.

Easy to Incorporate for Quick Nutrition

In addition to all the powerful benefits of pomegranate, something else that makes this fruit truly special is that you can enjoy it in several different forms. Most often, recipes call for the use of the pomegranate seed. Another popular option—pomegranate juice—is made from the pressed juicy seed membranes and used in everything from smoothies to sauces.

Perhaps one of the most enjoyable ways to relish in the deliciousness of this rich and juicy fruit is to make recipes with Navitas Organics Pomegranate Powder. Our organic Pomegranate Powder has a sweet-tart flavor that's easy to incorporate into recipes for smoothies, dips, dressings, yogurt parfaits, energy bars, desserts, and more. Smoothies are so much better with a little pomegranate in the mix, like this antioxidant-rich Razzle Dazzle Smoothie, made with pomegranate powder, organic chia seeds, berries, raspberry juice, and silken tofu. Pomegranate juice powder also makes crazy-delicious desserts like sorbet, but truthfully any kind of uncooked dessert recipe can be boosted with this delicious powder. And don't forget that pomegranate can be used for savory recipes, too! You can whisk it into salad dressings, sauces and glazes to make truly unique meals. Whatever way you use it, the undeniable power of pomegranate is sure to give your favorite recipes the superfood upgrade you won't want to miss.

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