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Persephone’s Paradise: indulge in pomegranate’s revitalising ruby bounty suffused with the citrus burst of may chang

Pomegranate seed oil (Punica granatum) has been appreciated since antiquity for its beautifying properties. Extracted from the tiny seeds inside the ruby-red, jewel-like ‘avils’ (segments) of the pomegranate fruit, our cold-pressed, softly amber-coloured oil with a mildly fruity fragrance comes from Turkey.

Originating in Persia 4,000 years ago, the pomegranate (‘seeded apple’) has symbolised hope, prosperity, fertility and abundance across the ancient cultures of Greece, Rome, India and China. Modern science is now revealing the life-giving, reinvigorating properties of the rich, red pomegranate as suggested by myth and legend: its highly prized pomegranate seed oil (also called punicic acid) is extremely nutritious with potent biological effects. It has three times the antioxidant activity of red wine or green tea – with anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and antiviral actions – and has been used to treat heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure. It’s also reputed to be an aphrodisiac.

May chang (Litsea cubeba) uplifts with a sunny, stimulating effect similar to lemon verbena or lemongrass; in aromatherapy, may chang is used as a pick-me-up tonic for the blues. It also has antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal properties. Sometimes called ‘Chinese Pepper’ or ‘Mountain Pepper’, our may chang is sourced in China and adds the fresh lemon-citrus note – reminiscent of traditional sherbet lemons – to this refreshing and revitalising chocolate.

Note: Note: not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• 54% dark chocolate – a mixture of two fractions (Venezuela and Ghana) – flavoured with 100% natural vanilla (Madagascar)
• sugar
• certified organic pomegranate oil (Turkey)
• certified organic may chang essential oil (China)

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