Pomegranates are beautiful delicious vibrant red fruits that are super anti-oxidants, the highest of any other fruit, red wine or green tea. They are high in polyphenols, great source of vitamin B, vitamin C and vitamin K, as well as calcium and phosphorus. This combination of vitamins and minerals creates a powerful food source that prevents and reverses many diseases.
- An average serving of pomegranate juice has 134 calories and 32.7 grams of carbohydrates, which come mostly from glucose and fructose.
- One glass of pomegranate juice contains less than one gram of both protein and fat.
- Pomegranate juice is completely free of cholesterol.
- One serving of pomegranate juice has about 32% of the FDA’s recommended daily value (RDV) of Vitamin K.
- One serving of pomegranate juice also has 27% of the RDV of potassium.
- One serving of pomegranate juice contains 15% of the RDV of folate, giving even more benefits to expecting women.
- A glass of pomegranate juice also contains 45% of the RDV of Vitamin C.
- Studies show that regularly drinking pomegranate juice might help reduce plaque build-up in the coronary and carotid arteries
- Pomegranate juice is often compared to other drinks that contain polyphenol, which is where the pomegranate derives its antioxidants from, is 20% more potent than red wine, green tea, and blueberry extract. (source)
There are many ways you can enjoy pomegranates. You can just eat the seeds (arils) on it’s own (like my sweetie in the above photos does ;), you can juice them, add to a fruit salad or I even like to add to a leafy green salad.
romaine lettuce, broad beans (cooked from frozen, skins peeled), avocado, arils of pomegranate
dressing: 3 tbsp of olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice (to taste), celery seeds, sea salt and pepper to taste. mix and drizzle over the salad. Enjoy.
Choose a ripe red fruit that feels heavy without any dark spots or cracks on the skin. To open a pomegranate, first cut off its crown and then cut into sections. Are you worried about being splattered all over? Consider breaking it open in a bowl of water!
How do you like your pomegranates? Remember to pick some up next time you’re out grocery shopping if you haven’t had one in a while ;) Cheers to good health! (especially in these still wintery months ;) xo
Back to Blog