Powerful antioxidant activity.
It is a fruit from the powerful antioxidant activity. There are studies that suggest anticancer action due to the protection of an endogenous factor of defence. The epicarp of the fruits, very rich in tannin (28%) has astringent properties, With the pulp surrounding the seeds is preparing the syrup. At one time it also used the bark, now obsolete, because of intoxication symptoms (in the use of the bark) are represented by vertigo, disturbances of vision, headache, somnolence up to the depression of breathing centre.
- 0.5-0.7% piperidine alkaloids: pelletierina, isopelletierina; pseudo-pelletierina
- 25% tarmino (ellagitannins), ellagic acid
In Indian cuisine you are using dried pomegranate seeds: anardana, to flavour many dishes.
A native of the East, was cultivated by the Romans and was used for aesthetic and decorative purposes.