Pomegranate Peel PE 10% Polyphenols

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Punica Granatum L. 

  1. #Properties#

    Properties of pomegranate

    The pomegranate Punica granatum L., native to the Middle East and Asia, is a bushy shrub with a twisted trunk and deciduous foliage that can reach five meters in height. This very old plant belongs to the Lythraceae family. For more than 4000 years, its fruits, seeds, bark and flowers have been used for their medicinal properties. The pomegranate was considered in Egypt as the fruit of the gods and symbolised fertility and abundance in mythology due to its impressive number of seeds. First spread by Arab nomads, the pomegranate was later introduced to the Iberian Peninsula and gave its name to one of the most prestigious cities in Spain.

    Very rich in tannins, the splendid fruits of this precious tree have also been used for a long time to colour oriental rugs and enhance their colours. Used in traditional medicines to treat parasitic diseases and gastrointestinal diseases, pomegranate entered the French pharmacopoeia in 1818. Science has been interested in pomegranate for several years for its amazing pharmacological, medical and cosmetology virtues.

    This renewed interest is due to the antioxidant properties of pomegranate, which are superior to those of green tea and red wine. The polyphenols contained in large quantities in its seeds provide anti-inflammatory properties recognised in the treatment of many ailments. This fruit with many natural virtues also contains a high concentration of natural estrogens, phelonics, proanthocyanidins and complex polysaccharides.

    Today the pomegranate is a common natural ingredient in food supplements, mainly for antioxidant purposes, but also nutraceuticals. The countries of the Orient and of the Mediterranean zone as well as the United States (California) are the largest producers of pomegranate.

    The skin of its fruit contains two hydroxybenzoic acids, ellagic acid and gallic acid. It also contains hydroxycinnamic acids, flavone derivatives, and anthocyanidins, giving the red colour of pomegranates. In the juice and skin of pomegranates, the presence of ellagic acid and its derivatives help fight urban pollution, hence their use in certain cosmetic products. Several ellagitannins are present in the skin of the fruit: granatin A and granatin B, punicalin, corilagin and especially punicalagin. The peel of the fruit of Punica granatum thus possesses, thanks to the unique combination of tannins and alkaloids, antibacterial properties and fungistatic activity.

    The energy value and carbohydrate content of pomegranate is similar to that of fig or mango. Sweet and tangy, juicy pomegranate is an important source of antioxidant vitamin C and helps fight fatigue. It contributes to energy, essential in sports nutrition, accelerates healing, protects against infections and promotes iron absorption. Pomegranate also contains group B vitamins , including vitamin B6 and multiple trace elements and minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, zinc and copper.

    The numerous scientific researches carried out on the pomegranate tree have recently highlighted the exceptional chemical composition of this shrub and make it possible to consider, thanks to it, treatments for pathologies such as atherosclerosis, arterial hypertension, certain cancers or virus. Pomegranate juice extracts, for example, appear to be able to slow the growth of cancer cells and the formation of prostate tumours. The extraordinary properties of the pomegranate give it a strong potential especially with regard to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, hypercholesterolemia, oxidative stress and hyperglycemia. Finally, the pomegranate represents an effective natural health ingredient in the booming Sports Nutrition / Energy market.

    BENDJABEUR, Salah. Evaluation du pouvoir antioxydant et antimicrobien des extraits végétaux (cas de la grenade Punica granatum L.) en vue de leur utilisation alimentaire. Diss. ENSA, 2012.
    KIM N. D., MEHTA R., et al. - Chemopreventive and adjuvant therapeutic potential of pomegranate (Punica granatum) for human breast cancer. Breast cancer research and treatment. 2002. N°71. 
    LANSKY E. P., HARRISON G., et al. - Pomegranate (Punica granatum) pure chemicals show possible synergistic inhibition of human PC-3 prostate cancer cell invasion across Matrigel®. Investigational new drugs. 2005. N°23. 
    LANSKY E. P., NEWMAN R. A. - Punica granatum (pomegranate) and its potential for prevention and treatment of inflammation and cancer. Journal of ethnopharmacology. 2007. N°109.
    AIDA ZARFESHANY, 2014, Potent health effect of pomegranate, Advanced Biomedical Research, 3 :100
  2. #Species and parts used#

    Species and parts of pomegranate used

    The wrinkled garnet-red flowers, called balaustes, venetian apples or apples of Carthage, give pomegranates, very colourful round berries from 2 to 12 cm in diameter with a fascinating calyx. These fruits, usually bright red or with a yellowish and red skin, contain many very tasty seeds.

    At Natural Origins, we use the rind of the pomegranate, also called malicorium. The flavour of the pomegranate rind is bitter and astringent. These skin fragments are dried. The variety we have chosen, originating in Turkey, is the "Hicaz" pomegranate; it is a coproduct of the production of pomegranate juice.
  3. #Origin & quality#

    Origin and quality of pomegranate

    Our pomegranate comes from Turkey. In order to keep the active components intact, in particular the punicalagins, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, the extraction of polyphenols is carried out naturally with water. We can thus offer you a premium pomegranate extract standardized to 10% polyphenols, clean label and completely natural.
  4. #Country of origin#

    Country of origins of Natural Origins' pomegranate

  5. #Harvest period#

    Pomegranate harvest period

    November / December
  6. #Best availability period at Natural Origins#

    Optimal pomegranate availability period at Natural Origins

    January / February