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  • Gift Basekt of Israeli Citrus fruits - Pomelit (Sweetie)
    Gift Basekt of Israeli Citrus fruits - Pomelit (Sweetie)

Gift Basekt of Israeli Citrus fruits - Pomelit (Sweetie)

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Israeli Citrus packs available in season December - February

Indulge your friends & family with a box of wonderful Israeli citrus fruits.

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SKU : 14136
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MSRP: $195.95
Sale price: $159.95

Fine selection of Pomelit specially selected IN SEASON from groves in Israel.
Weight - approx. 14 Kg / 31 lb.

The Jerusalem Post:
Israeli experiments on rats two years ago showed that regularly eating pomelit - a cross between a grapefruit and a pomelo - or even just drinking its juice reduces blood cholesterol and the risk of getting heart disease. These findings have now been confirmed by clinical studies on people.
These conclusions were recently published by Dr. Shela Gorinstein of the Hebrew University's department of medicinal chemistry and natural products at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's School of Pharmacy. According to the article, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the citrus fruit (known in Hebrew as pomelit and to the world by its commercial name Jaffa Sweetie) also increases blood antioxidant activity, further improving chances of preventing heart attacks. To test the benefits of drinking pomelit juice, Gorinstein tested 72 patients at Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot who were suffering from hypercholesterolemia (elevated cholesterol levels) and had undergone bypass surgery. Ranging in age from 43 to 71, the group was divided into three sub-groups of 24 each. For a month, one group received a daily supplement of 100 milliliters of the juice, a second received 200 milliliters, and a third - the control group - received none. The results showed definite lowering of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or 'bad cholesterol') and an increase in blood antioxidant activity in patients from the two groups who drank the juice. The patients who consumed the highest daily supplement showed a significant increase in blood albumin and decrease in blood fibrinogen levels, which enhance anticoagulant activity. These positive changes could prevent heart diseases, said Gorinstein, a veteran researcher into the beneficial health effects of fruits such as persimmon and beverages such as beer. The clinical investigation was carried out by a team headed by Prof. Abraham Caspi, head of Kaplan's cardiovascular institute there, in cooperation with other research groups at universities in Japan, South Korea, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. Gorinstein reported that positive results were obtained by all the research groups. The researchers concluded with a recommendation that hypercholesterolic patients add fresh Sweetie juice to their daily diets as a likely preventative to future heart disease. The juice also can serve as a preventative for those who have had no symptoms of arterial occlusion or heart problems but would like to benefit from the prophylactic benefits of this fruit. More than NIS 80 million worth of pomelit is exported by Israel to Europe, Japan and Korea. If you continue to take statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) while eating pomelit, first consult your doctor or pharmacist, as grapefruit juice has been known to make statins less effective.
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