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The Pomegranate of Essaouira: Fruit of the season

Per: Alice JOUNDI  

HEALTH This mythical fruit is sweet and delicious and even better new, it has many health benefits. We take a look at the immense virtues of the pomegranate.

The stalls of Essaouira fruit vendors are spilling over with this pinkish yellow fruit. From September to December, pomegranate's are in season and at their best. 

Opened and peeled the ruby red fruit spills out, bursting and releasing a delicious juice, they can be eaten fresh or in sorbets, juices and syrups. 

This mythical fruit is over 4,000 years old and holds meaning for not only the Jewish community, but also the Christians and in turn Muslims. What health and scientist experts have come to discover, nature has known for a long time about the fruit.

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The pomegranate is packed with health benefits, it's high in antioxidants, wards of illnesses, fights again cellular aging (and, dare we say could keep us 'eternally youthful), but it also protects against certain cancers and cardiovascular disease. It's also great for skin health and provides our bodies wth numerous vitamins. 

In short, the pomegranate is a real cocktail for health to be enjoyed without moderation. 

Text and photo Alice Joundi.

Translation Karen Athwal