Pomegranate Health Benefits

Packed with nutrients

Whole pomegranates are a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals yet low in calories and fat. They even contain some protein. Eat the seeds, or arils, within pomegranates to reap their nutritious advantages. Below are the nutritional facts for the arils in an average 300-gram pomegranate fruit1

  • Calories: 234

  • Protein: 4.7 grams

  • Fat: 3.3 grams

  • Carbohydrates: 52 grams

  • Sugar: 38.6 grams

  • Fiber: 11.3 grams

  • Calcium: 28.2 mg, or 2% of the Daily Value (DV)

  • Iron: 0.85 mg, or 5% of the DV

  • Magnesium: 33.8 mg, or 8% of the DV

  • Phosphorus: 102 mg, or 8% of the DV

  • Potassium: 666 mg, or 13% of the DV

  • Vitamin C: 28.8 mg, or 32% of the DV

  • Folate (vitamin B9): 107 mcg, or 27% of the DV

Great for the Heart & Brain

Pomegranate compounds may help prevent plaque buildup that can cause heart attacks and strokes, lower blood pressure and artery inflammation, as well as ease heart-related chest pain. One cup (220 mL) of pomegranate juice was administered to participants in a human trial who had heart disease every day for five days. The juice drastically decreased some blood indicators that have a protective effect on heart health, as well as the frequency and intensity of chest pain2. Ellagitannins, which are found in pomegranates, are substances that function as antioxidants and lessen inflammation in the body. According to research, ellagitannins may prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease by lowering oxidative damage and boosting brain cell survival3.

Lowers Oxidative Stress & Inflammation

Pomegranate consumption could lower the risk of chronic disease-related chronic inflammation. Punicalagins, which have been proven in several human studies to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, are mostly responsible for this4 5 6 7.

Supports Prostate Health

It has been proven that pomegranates contain anticancer properties. Although further research is required to understand more, it might reduce inflammation and inhibit tumor growth and spread. The blood molecule PSA serves as a marker for prostate cancer. The likelihood of being diagnosed from prostate cancer is greatly increased if PSA levels double quickly. Giving men pomegranate juice or extract significantly prolonged the PSA doubling time period, according to two earlier studies8 9.

Supports Digestive Health

Pomegranate compounds promote healthy gut microbiota and reduce inflammation in the digestive tract. The fiber in the arils serves as the fuel for probiotics and aids in the prevention of some digestive health issues. Pomegranate has been shown in test-tube experiments to raise levels of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus, promoting it as a fantastic prebiotic functional food10 11.

Improves Exercise Endurance

Consuming pomegranate juice or extract has a positive effect on endurance and recovery. This mechanism is known to include: Increased Antioxidant Protection, Improved Blood Flow, Reduced Muscle Soreness. According to one human study, consuming just 1 gram of pomegranate extract 30 minutes prior to running lengthened the amount of time it took to reach tiredness by 12%. Daily supplementing with pomegranate may enhance both exercise endurance and muscle repair, according to additional human study 12 13.

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100% natural and tasty way for cognition enhancement and brain performance. Strengthen your gut microbiome by eating a fermented medical food with natural Lactobacillus. Each bottle of MILESTONE®’s fermented pomegranate concentrate is 100% naturally enriched in Calcium and Potassium, as produced by at least 30 healthy, high-quality organic pomegranates. Our numerously awarded functional food concentrate holds one of the highest polyphenol records in the world.

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Pomegranate 185x
Prickly Pear 7x
Orange 6x
Apple/Carrot 4.6x
Grapefruit 3.6x

Both fruits are low in calories and high in nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. However, pomegranates are much higher in antioxidants, specifically polyphenols, which can help protect against chronic diseases such as heart disease and cognitive impairments. The pomegranate is without a doubt nature’s most potent fruit.

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Milestone’s holistic production management promotes and enhances agro-ecosystem health and avoids the use of synthetic materials and chemical fertilizers. We are committed to sustaining and delivering healthy soil, healthy plants, and healthy food to our next generation. The debate about feeding the world well and sustainably is deeply rooted in ethics. We need a more equitable, ethical, and sustainable global food system.

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Milestone’s ethical values recognize the obligation to promote individual health, protect the environment, avoid animal suffering, work with local farmers that respect biodiversity and the planet.

Punicalagins, Ellagitannins, Ellagic Acid, Urolithin A

Pomegranate ellagitannins are hydrolyzed to ellagic acid over the course of many hours in the intestine instead of being absorbed intact into the bloodstream. Gut flora also converts ellagitannins into urolithins, which are conjugated in the liver and passed out in the urine. On this basis, both ellagic acid and urolithin A are derivatives produced after consuming the pomegranate concentrate and therefore are not present in significant quantities in the original food form. Consequently, when designing and producing the functional properties of this product, our primary focus has been to skyrocket the natural level of polyphenols and we’ve done exactly that; our pomegranate concentrate contains more than 10.000 mg/kg of natural polyphenols, including punicalagins. This is also among the reasons that we designed and produced the fermented pomegranate concentrate; to facilitate the bioabsorption process by improving the gut flora.

Supplements that contain urolithin A and ellagic acid do not share the same chemical structure as the ones that result from the natural biotransformation process. The isolated form can never be as effective, especially given the fact that conventional supplements do not provide a complex enzyme structure. Most supplement marketing strategies are not based on ethically translating the research outputs. – Konstantinos Mammasis, PhD, Of Dreams and Knowledge

MILESTONE®’s Fermented pomegranate concentrate with calcium and potassium is nature’s miracle when it comes to: foods for gut or foods for microbiome. It originates from the variety Punica Granatum L. and many of its properties are attributed to its unique production and fermentation methods that result in a very high polyphenol content. Among the best foods for increased calcium and potassium needs. Excellent for your kids health too.

Liquid Functional Food

Our concentrate is an excellent source of bioactive compounds, namely, punicalagins, ellagitannins, and a variety of enzymes that are great for your gut and microbiome. It is also rich in a variety of vitamins including folate is great for the mother and the developing baby. It can also help protect against oxidative stress and inflammation during pregnancy. Our Pomegranate Concentrate with Vegan Vitamin B12 and Iron is a top functional food to cover your daily dietary needs fully.

Medical vs Common Pomegranate Supplements

Pom Concentrate
Common Suppl.

Plant-Based
Is it plant-based and therefore suitable for vegans or vegetarians?

YES
YES

Calcium-Rich
Rich in calcium for strong bones and teeth

YES
NO

With B12 & Iron
Contains the vital vitamin B12 & Iron, so much needed for vegans and most of us too.

YES
NO

Free of Chemicals & Pesticides
Free of contaminants, heavy metals and pesticide residues

YES
NO

Contains Bioactive Compounds
Bioactive compounds are related to numerous health benefits and prevention of chronic diseases.

Punicalagins, Ellagitannins
ellagic acid, urolithin A

Do not contain
any form of bioactive compounds

Taste
Does it have a good taste?

Great Taste
Tastes fresh and 100% natural pomegranate

Do not taste natural
Highly processed neutral taste liquid

With Curcumin + D3
Does it act in synergy with other ingredients, such as curcumin or vitamin D3?

YES
NO
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