Uses of pomegranate (Anar)

Uses/benefits of pomegranate
Updated: Nov 2015

Uses of pomegranate

Family: Lythraceae
Genus:  Punica
Species: P. granatum
English Name: Pomegranate
Urdu Name: Anar
Arabic Name: Rumman

Health Benefits / Uses / Cures:

۩    Most powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits
۩    Potent anti-cancer and immune Uses of pomegranet and its innersupporting effects
۩   Inhibits abnormal platelet aggregation that could cause heart attacks, strokes and embolic disease
۩    Lowers cholesterol and other cardiac risk factors
۩    Lowers blood pressure

۩    May have benefits to relieve or protect against depression and osteoporosis
۩   Anti-Inflammatory
۩   Help Fight Prostate Cancer
۩   Useful Against Breast Cancer
۩   May Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
۩  May Help Treat Erectile Dysfunction
۩  Help Fight Bacterial and Fungal Infections
۩  May Help Improve Memory
۩   Stomach cough
۩   Hepatitis
۩   Muscle pain
۩   Heart and liver diseases
۩   Piles
۩   Eye diseases
۩   Dental problems
۩   Oral diseases
۩   Diarrhea and dysentery.

 Pomegranate (Anar) in Holy Quran:

۝  And it is He who sends down rain from the sky, and We produce thereby the growth of all things. We produce from it greenery from which We produce grains arranged in layers. And from the palm trees – of its emerging fruit are clusters hanging low. And [We produce] gardens of grapevines and olives and pomegranates, similar yet varied. Look at [each of] its fruit when it yields and [at] its ripening. Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe. (6:99)

۝  And He it is who causes gardens to grow, [both] trellised and untrellised, and palm trees and crops of different [kinds of] food and olives and pomegranates, similar and dissimilar. Eat of [each of] its fruit when it yields and give its due [zakah] on the day of its harvest. And be not excessive. Indeed, He does not like those who commit excess. (6:141)

۝  In both of them are fruit and palm trees and pomegranates. So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny? (55:68-69)

uses of pomegranate  Pomegranate (Anar) in Hadith:
۞ Hazrat Anas bin Malik (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrated that the Prophet (ﷺ – Sallallaho Alaihi Wa’sallam) said, “There is not a pomegranate which does not have a pip from one of the pomegranates of the Garden (of Jannah) in it.”.

۞ Hazrat Ali bin Abi Talib (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrated that the Prophet (ﷺ – Sallallaho Alaihi Wa’sallam) said, “Pomegranate and its rind strengthen digestion (stomach)”.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 346 kJ (83 kcal)
Carbohydrates
18.7 g
Sugars 13.67 g
Dietary fiber 4 g
Fat
1.17 g
Protein
1.67 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1)
(6%)

0.067 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
(4%)

0.053 mg

Niacin (B3)
(2%)

0.293 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)
(8%)

0.377 mg

Vitamin B6
(6%)

0.075 mg

Folate (B9)
(10%)

38 μg

Choline
(2%)

7.6 mg

Vitamin C
(12%)

10.2 mg

Vitamin E
(4%)

0.6 mg

Vitamin K
(16%)

16.4 μg

Minerals
Calcium
(1%)

10 mg

Iron
(2%)

0.3 mg

Magnesium
(3%)

12 mg

Manganese
(6%)

0.119 mg

Phosphorus
(5%)

36 mg

Potassium
(5%)

236 mg

Sodium
(0%)

3 mg

Zinc
(4%)

0.35 mg

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By Admin

Bahria University, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan

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