Pomegranate is a member of the berry family and belongs to the Punicaceas family. It is one of the most popular fruits, which is cultivated for food, juice, flavor and color. The name pomegranate is derived from the French words “pomme garnete”, which means seeded apple. Pomegranate is believed to have originated in Iran over 4000 years ago.
Pomegranate is undoubtedly a great combination of health and taste. And what’s more interesting is that not just the seeds, even pomegranate peel is loaded with numerous health benefits. But if you are diabetic, then including pomegranate flowers is the best way to control your blood glucose level. The flowers are rich in antioxidants and contain photochemical reservoirs, which helps in lowering the health complications associated with diabetes.
Just like pomegranate seeds and juice, pomegranate flower tea might provide some health benefits for the cardiovascular system.
The anti-atherosclerosis effects of pomegranate flowers were found to be even stronger than those of pomegranate juice, peels, and seeds.
How to make Pomegranate Flower Tea:
1 tsp of Pomegranate Flower Tea
2 cups water
2 small pieces of Rock Sugar (Misri)
Juice of lemon/lime or 1/2 teaspoon of crushed dried lime.
Bring water to a boil in a kettle.
Take 1 tsp of Pomegranate Flower Tea and place it in a teapot.
Pour in the hot water cover and steep for 15 minutes.
Strain the tea and serve hot with rock candy, honey or lemon juice depending on your taste.