Pomegranates- My Favourite Fall Fruit!

There is one thing that cooler weather always makes me look forward to and that is pomegranates! I have loved this juicy, seedy fruit since my dad used to share a teeny piece with me at a time and I would savor every seed.  Besides being delicious, pomegranates are super fruits and beyond healthy for you.

A single pomegranate is high in fiber and fat-free. It provides 40 per cent of an adult’s recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, and is a rich source of folic acid and vitamins A and E. One pomegranate also contains three times the antioxidant, properties of red wine or green tea.

Here are some health befits of pomegranates:

  • The powerful benefits of pomegranate may help to stop cancer. Studies have shown positive effects in preventing tumour growth, and it could cut down the risk of breast cancer
  • It has anti inflammatory properties
  • Antioxidants can help to reduce the effects of aging, lower cholesterol, and prevent heart disease.
  • Other useful ingredients are folic acid and vitamins A and E.
  • It is proven to lower blood pressure.
  • It naturally fights plaque
  • Enzymes found inside help to prevent the onset of osteoarthritis.
  • Regular use of this fruit will boost the immune system.
  • Some other possible pomegranate health benefits are as treatments for menopause, fertility, menstruation, strokes, heart attack, aching joints, sore throat, headache.

How to Eat a Pomegranate

The proper way to eat a pomegranate is to crack it open in a bowl of water. This will cause the seeds to separate from the skin and float to the top , making it easy to collect in a bowl and eat with a spoon. I on the other hand, prefer to cut it into quarters and rip it apart with my fingers. There is something kind of, primal about doing it this way and I enjoy being messy and letting juice drip down my face and stain my fingers red. So go ahead, pomegranates are at the grocery store now and cheap and tasty!

Taken with my phone so it’s not the best quality. But this is how I eat pomegranates


4 Comments

  • Katy November 25, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Mmm looks good but I really don’t think I’ve ever had pomegranates before but now I’m curious..

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  • pomegranate juice manufacturer November 29, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Can you recommend a little more about pomegranate juice from concentrate?

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    • Chinook Country Chick November 29, 2011 at 11:11 am

      I have never had pomegranate juice from concentrate. I have heard good things about it, however, as a juice it has a much higher sugar content than eating a pomegranate.

      Reply

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