Pomegranate: the “no-tox” fruit

[…]
If all the suns endured by you,
O pomegranates yet half-inside,
Have caused you in a fit of pride
To crack the ruby closures through;

Paul Valery

 

Cultivated for centuries, pomegranate – anar – is a mythical fruit in Iran. A signature fruit sacred in all mythologies and religions. During Shab-e Yalda, the longest night of the year on the eve of the winter solstice, the seeds are placed on a table, symbolizing the cycle of life.
Pomegranate has always been synonymous with fertility, power and life as well as the result of better-living in Western societies. It has more antioxidant properties than red wine and its arils are full of vitamins B, C, potassium, folic acid and iron. These elements may prevent aging as well as cardiovascular diseases and reduce prostate and breast cancers progression. Consume fresh from September to February and enjoy pressed throughout the year.

Reference brand : VAIA pomegranate juices, from Iran, available online starting at 6€