Anardana refers to the dried seeds of the pomegranate fruit. A variety of wild pomegranate called daru, which grows in the southern Himalayas, is reputed to yield the best anardana. Bits of pomegranate pulp remain on the seeds as they dry, so the slightly sticky seeds with a fruity, mildly sweet and tangy taste are used as a souring agent in Indian cuisine.
The seeds have a reddish-brown appearance with a sticky texture, for which it is sometimes called “pomegranate molasses.”
Advantages Of Anar Dana:-Anardana contains polyphenolic antioxidants that counter the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. This prevents plaque build-up in the arteries and protecting the body against atherosclerosis.
Anardana is packed with fiber, both soluble and insoluble fiber. These fibers are essential for health. Soluble fiber swells up in the gut and prevents excess cholesterol and sugar from being absorbed by the body. This aids in stabilizing blood sugar levels and reduces cholesterol in the body.Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, removes toxins from the body and enhances digestive function.