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The Medicinal value
of
Fruit: Pomegranate
Punica granatum Linn.
Presented by
Dr. Sudhakar Kokate
Director PPRC, India
PPRC/INDIA 01
AboutPomegranate
About Pomegranate
 Family: Punicaceae
 A shrub or small tree
 Native of Iran, Afghanistan &
Baluchistan
 Bark: smooth,...
About Pomegranate
 Leaves: 2 – 8 cm long, oblong shining
above
 Flowers: scarlet red, sometimes yellow
 Fruits: globose...
About Pomegranate
 Distinguishing factors of the fruit:
1. Shape, colour, thickness of rind, taste,
colour of seeds
2. Va...
Types of Pomegranate in India
 Alandi
 Bedana
 Dholka
 Kabul
 Kandahari
 Musket Red
 Paper shell
 Poona
 Spanish ...
Prominent varieties
PPRC/INDIA 08
Analysis of the edible
portion of Pomegranate (68%)
NO. ITEM CONTENT
1 Moisture 78.0
2 Protein 1.6
3 Fat 0.1
4 Fibre 5.1
P...
Analysis of the edible
portion of Pomegranate (68%)
NO. ITEM CONTENT
5 Carbohydrates 14.5
6 Minerals 0.7
7 Calcium 10
8 Ma...
Analysis of the edible
portion of Pomegranate (68%)
NO. ITEM CONTENT
9 Oxalic acid 14
10 Phosphorus 70
11 Iron 0.3
12 Sodi...
Analysis of the edible
portion of Pomegranate (68%)
NO. ITEM CONTENT
13 Potassium 133
14 Copper 0.2
15 Chlorine 2
16 Carot...
Analysis of the edible
portion of Pomegranate (68%)
NO. ITEM CONTENT
17 Thiamine 0.06
18 Riboflavin 0.10
19 Nicotinic acid...
“Pomegranate juice”
PPRC/INDIA 14
Pomegranate juice
 A delicious juice prepared from fruits
 The quality of juice is determined by its
acid and sugar cont...
Pomegranate juice
 Juice blends well with other juices
because presence of high acidity its
probability
 Pomegranate jui...
Pomegranate juice
 Juice easily ferments and may be used for
the production of wines
 Fresh juice used as an ingredient ...
PPRC/INDIA 18
How to make Pomegranate juice
1. Cut open your pomegranate
2. Submerge it in a large bowl filled with
water
3. Remove seed...
How to make Pomegranate juice
4. Discard the peel and the membranes
5. Strain water out of the seeds
6. Put into the blend...
PPRC/INDIA 21
How to make Pomegranate juice
9. Pour the seed mixture over the strainer
10. Use a spoon / spatula to press against
the st...
How to make Pomegranate juice
12. Add water into it and dilute as per
requirements
13. Refrigerate this juice for some tim...
PPRC/INDIA 24
Medicinal value
 Rind valued as astringent in diarrhoea
and dysentery
 Juice of leaves and young fruit and the
decoction...
Medicinal value
 Sweet pomegranate – mildly laxative
 Good in stomach inflammation and heart
pain
 Powdered buds used i...
Medicinal value
 Wood for making small objects
 Leaf juice showed a powerful inhibitory
action upon TMV infection
 It p...
Chemical constituents
 85 % water
 10 % sugar (fructose, glucose)
 1.5 % organic acids (ascorbic, citric, malic
acids)
...
Chemical constituents
 Pomegranates are a major source of
lipids = 12 – 20 % of total dry weight of
seeds
 Also these li...
Unsaturated fatty acids are:
Linolenic
Linoleic
Punicic
Oleic
Stearic
Palmitic
PPRC/INDIA 30
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  1. 1. The Medicinal value of Fruit: Pomegranate Punica granatum Linn. Presented by Dr. Sudhakar Kokate Director PPRC, India
  2. 2. PPRC/INDIA 01
  3. 3. AboutPomegranate
  4. 4. About Pomegranate  Family: Punicaceae  A shrub or small tree  Native of Iran, Afghanistan & Baluchistan  Bark: smooth, dark grey PPRC/INDIA 03
  5. 5. About Pomegranate  Leaves: 2 – 8 cm long, oblong shining above  Flowers: scarlet red, sometimes yellow  Fruits: globose, crowned  Several types of pomegranates available PPRC/INDIA 04
  6. 6. About Pomegranate  Distinguishing factors of the fruit: 1. Shape, colour, thickness of rind, taste, colour of seeds 2. Vary in diameter 8 – 12 cms. PPRC/INDIA 05
  7. 7. Types of Pomegranate in India  Alandi  Bedana  Dholka  Kabul  Kandahari  Musket Red  Paper shell  Poona  Spanish ruby  Vellodu PPRC/INDIA 06
  8. 8. Prominent varieties
  9. 9. PPRC/INDIA 08
  10. 10. Analysis of the edible portion of Pomegranate (68%) NO. ITEM CONTENT 1 Moisture 78.0 2 Protein 1.6 3 Fat 0.1 4 Fibre 5.1 PPRC/INDIA 09
  11. 11. Analysis of the edible portion of Pomegranate (68%) NO. ITEM CONTENT 5 Carbohydrates 14.5 6 Minerals 0.7 7 Calcium 10 8 Magnesium 12 PPRC/INDIA 10
  12. 12. Analysis of the edible portion of Pomegranate (68%) NO. ITEM CONTENT 9 Oxalic acid 14 10 Phosphorus 70 11 Iron 0.3 12 Sodium 0.9 PPRC/INDIA 11
  13. 13. Analysis of the edible portion of Pomegranate (68%) NO. ITEM CONTENT 13 Potassium 133 14 Copper 0.2 15 Chlorine 2 16 Carotene -- PPRC/INDIA 12
  14. 14. Analysis of the edible portion of Pomegranate (68%) NO. ITEM CONTENT 17 Thiamine 0.06 18 Riboflavin 0.10 19 Nicotinic acid 0.30 20 Vitamin C. 14 mg / 100 gm PPRC/INDIA 13
  15. 15. “Pomegranate juice” PPRC/INDIA 14
  16. 16. Pomegranate juice  A delicious juice prepared from fruits  The quality of juice is determined by its acid and sugar contents  Acidity of juice – range 0.45 to 3.47 g / 100 ml  Reducing sugars – 7.8 to 13.7 g / 100 ml PPRC/INDIA 15
  17. 17. Pomegranate juice  Juice blends well with other juices because presence of high acidity its probability  Pomegranate juice can be converted into an excellent syrup PPRC/INDIA 16
  18. 18. Pomegranate juice  Juice easily ferments and may be used for the production of wines  Fresh juice used as an ingredient of cooling and refrigerant mixture and of medicines for dyspepsia PPRC/INDIA 17
  19. 19. PPRC/INDIA 18
  20. 20. How to make Pomegranate juice 1. Cut open your pomegranate 2. Submerge it in a large bowl filled with water 3. Remove seeds underwater where seeds will sink to the bottom and yellow / white membrane will float PPRC/INDIA 19
  21. 21. How to make Pomegranate juice 4. Discard the peel and the membranes 5. Strain water out of the seeds 6. Put into the blender 7. Run your blender a few times to break the seeds 8. Place strainer over a bowl PPRC/INDIA 20
  22. 22. PPRC/INDIA 21
  23. 23. How to make Pomegranate juice 9. Pour the seed mixture over the strainer 10. Use a spoon / spatula to press against the strainer to extract as much juice as possible 11. Add 1/3 cup sugar per 1.5 cup juice of pomegranate PPRC/INDIA 22
  24. 24. How to make Pomegranate juice 12. Add water into it and dilute as per requirements 13. Refrigerate this juice for some time 14. Enjoy this chilled juice with a pinch of salt into it PPRC/INDIA 23
  25. 25. PPRC/INDIA 24
  26. 26. Medicinal value  Rind valued as astringent in diarrhoea and dysentery  Juice of leaves and young fruit and the decoction of the bark used in dysentery  In Java, ink is made from infusion of the leaves in native vinegar PPRC/INDIA 25
  27. 27. Medicinal value  Sweet pomegranate – mildly laxative  Good in stomach inflammation and heart pain  Powdered buds used in bronchitis  Seeds to be stomachic  The pulp cardiac and stomachic PPRC/INDIA 26
  28. 28. Medicinal value  Wood for making small objects  Leaf juice showed a powerful inhibitory action upon TMV infection  It possesses antibiotic activity PPRC/INDIA 27
  29. 29. Chemical constituents  85 % water  10 % sugar (fructose, glucose)  1.5 % organic acids (ascorbic, citric, malic acids)  Bioactive compounds (polyphenols, flavonoids = anthocyanins) PPRC/INDIA 28
  30. 30. Chemical constituents  Pomegranates are a major source of lipids = 12 – 20 % of total dry weight of seeds  Also these lipids have high content of unsaturated fatty acids PPRC/INDIA 29
  31. 31. Unsaturated fatty acids are: Linolenic Linoleic Punicic Oleic Stearic Palmitic PPRC/INDIA 30
  32. 32. Thank You!! “BE WITH US”

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