In ‘Charakasamhita’, pomegranate is considered to be aliphatic, warm and beneficial for the heart.
Half a cup of pomegranate contains 72 calories, 1.5 grams of protein, 16.3 grams of carbohydrates etc.
It is beneficial for the body and also has medicinal properties.
Anardana Benefits and History: Anardana (whole and powdered) is being used for years as a spice to add flavor to food. It creates a different kind of sourness in the food, which other spices cannot do. The special thing is that it is beneficial for the body and also has medicinal properties. Its consumption keeps the stomach (digestive system) healthy and is also beneficial for the heart. The history of pomegranate is thousand years old. In India, it is an essential spice for certain types of food.
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Anardana produces a special kind of sourness in the food
After eating Chole-Bhatura at a reputed outlet, you will feel that this rich food is not causing heaviness in the stomach, along with the taste of Chole is also excellent, then suppose that all this is amazing of pomegranate. It is a superior spice and the characteristic sourness (somewhat sweet) in it is different from that of tamarind and amchur. You will find that whatever food is considered heavy, pomegranate not only adds flavor to it, but also makes it ‘light’ for the stomach. People who are fond of red meat prepare it only by adding pomegranate. Anardana is actually the dried form of the pulp derived from pomegranate. It is dried in the sun for a few days and nowadays it is made into a spice by drying it by industrial dehydration. In fact, it produces a special type of ‘acidulant’ in the food i.e. pomegranate increases its acidity by mixing with any other substance.
Anardana is actually the dried form of the pulp derived from pomegranate.
First used in Iran as a spice
As the history of pomegranate is very ancient, then Anardana is also equivalent to it. The discovery suggests that pomegranate has been cultivated for thousands of years in the region of Egypt, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, India, Burma, China and Saudi Arabia. This fruit is so important that it is described in the scriptures of the three major religions of the world, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. In India’s ancient Ayurvedic text ‘Charakasamhita’, pomegranate is considered to be aliphatic, warm and beneficial for the heart. It has been said that it destroys the bile of the body. It is believed that pomegranate was first used as a spice in Iran. There it started its use to make non-vegetarian food digestible, but in India too, pomegranate is being used for thousands of years. International identity in the field of spice technology and founder director of India’s Agmark Lab Jeevan Singh Pruthi According to, in the northern states of India, pomegranate has been used for thousands of years for souring food like amchur. He has also given information in his book ‘Spices and Condiments’ that pomegranate is also used in chutney. It increases appetite and gives strength to the heart. Its syrup is also beneficial for the body.
This fruit is so important that it is described in the scriptures of the three major religions of the world, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam.
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Keep the heart healthy, reduce bad cholesterol
A modern report says that half a cup of pomegranate contains 72 calories, 1.5 grams of protein, 16.3 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of good fat, 3.5 grams of fiber and 11.9 grams of sugar. It is a good source of vitamins C and K, as well as significant amounts of potassium and copper. These properties of pomegranate not only make it beneficial for the stomach, but also help in keeping the heart healthy. According to a report, pomegranate contains polyphenolic antioxidants (elements that protect against damage to tissues and the heart), which combat LDL (bad) cholesterol. It prevents hardening of the arteries. This spice is rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. These fibers are essential for health. Soluble fiber absorbs excess cholesterol and sugar by swelling in the intestine, keeping sugar and cholesterol normal. Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, removes toxins from the body and keeps the digestive system healthy.
Acid problem due to overeating
Food Expert and Nutrition Consultant Nilanjana Singh According to, the vitamin C found in pomegranate relaxes the blood cells. Due to this the risk of blood pressure is reduced. Its use prevents bacteria and inflammation in the intestines and controls loose motion. If pomegranate is boiled in water and drunk then the level of red blood in the body increases. Its consumption is beneficial for people suffering from arthritis. Polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) are found naturally in pomegranate. This element increases the memory power. If pomegranate is used more in the food, then it will spoil the taste and will cause acid in the stomach. People who have cough problem, they should avoid pomegranate food.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 13, 2022, 08:35 IST