Pomegranate fruit from organic cultivation in Molise
Pomegranate is a tree plant in the Family Punicaceae, Genus Punica and species granatum, native to Iran, North Africa and western Asia; Imported to Europe for centuries, it is cultivated in parts of Italy.
The fruits of this plant are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, fructose and minerals.
Provitamin A (retinol equivalents – RAE) and ascorbic acid possess potent antioxidant activities and counteract the formation of free radicals and cellular aging. In addition, provitamin A represents a precursor to retinol (vit A), which is necessary for visual and reproductive function and cell differentiation; vitamin C, on the other hand, is involved in immune defense and is essential for collagen synthesis.