Pomegranate is an exotic fruit with lots of edible red seeds finds an increasing use in the kitchen and has a positive effect on our health. The pomegranate flower from which you can prepare an appetizing brew is equally valuable. Known since biblical times, it was used in traditional medicine of regions where naturally pomegranate trees - namely the Middle East, West Asia, India. More and more of its applications and properties are discovered by modern science. The pomegranate flower has an intense red color (similar to the color of poppies) petals and a thick bottom filled with numerous stamens.
Pomegranate flower - Health properties
The content of chemical compounds in the petals and the bottom of the flower differs from the fruit. Pomegranate flower is worth trying out because:
- is a source of valuable antioxidants, among the strongest in nature;
- supports the heart and circulatory system;
- helps to delay the aging process, apparently in the skin and felt throughout the body;
- plays a role in cancer prevention as it eliminates free radicals;
- helps maintain normal body weight;
- helps regulate blood sugar levels;
- improves the vitality of the body and positively affects the mood.
Pomegranate flower - How to use
Dried pomegranate flower is a perfect addition to teas as well as a one-component infusion. Beautifully red petals give a tart and refreshing drink that tastes best with honey. It is good to drink pomegranate flower tea whenever we feel a drop in energy, but we do not want to reach for stimulants, or just everyday, as part of a healthy diet and preventive care. The infusion can be drunk at any time of the day. Dried pomegranate flower can also become an interesting addition to creative desserts, home-made jelly, drinks with pieces of fruit - such as lemonade, punch, fruit diluted with fruit juices.
How to Brew
A spoonful of pomegranate flower should be poured in a glass of boiling water and brewed for about 3 minutes. It tastes great both hot and cold, you can also enrich the drink with various natural additives, as well as add pomegranate flowers to eg white or green tea.