The Benefits of Pomegranates
I have childhood memories of begging to eat a juicy pomegranate. I was usually met with a hard ‘NO’; pomegranates are “messy” and stain your clothes. As an adult, I was able to enjoy these fruits whenever they were in season. I’ve grown to love them even more once I learned their nutritional benefits.
Pomegranates originate from South Asia through Iran. They’ve been cultivated throughout the Mediterranean, and are considered botanical berries. The juicy seeds contain a decent amount of fiber, vitamins K and C, potassium, iron, magnesium, folate, and protein! The juice from the seeds have been known to act as an anti-inflammatory as well as an antioxidant. There are studies that state pomegranates are beneficial to lowering one’s blood pressure. AND…AND pomegranate juice has anti-microbial properties!
You can’t tell me that doesn’t make you want to go out and buy a pomegranate RIGHT.NOW. But don’t fret! If chewing on seeds and spitting them out isn’t your thing, you can totally buy pomegranate juice ready to drink.
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