Pomegranates are a huge part of American diets. They are seen in every grocery store and are constantly put into our smoothies these days. Not only are they good for you, but tons of people find them extremely delicious as well. Why are pomegranates so good for you? What are some great ways that you can use them? I’ll fill you in on the answers to those questions after we get through some fun facts about Pomegranates!
FUN FACT #1
Pomegranates are considered a super fruit!
FUN FACT #2
Pomegranates actually come from trees. Those trees can grow in the wild or in your own back yard and can live to be over 200 years old.
FUN FACT #3
The word pomegranate literally translates to apple with many seeds.
FUN FACT #4
Pomegranates red color actually comes from the antioxidants inside of them!
FUN FACT #5
November is actually National Pomegranate Month!
HOW TO USE
You can, of course, eat the pomegranate seeds by themselves. Some people love eating them that way, but just be careful because they can be very juicy! Try not to eat the rind around the pomegranate though since it can be extremely bitter. You can easily make a pomegranate juice or smoothie from the seeds and juice that come with them. Some people love to make pomegranate and banana smoothies during the day to boost their antioxidant levels. However you use them just remember to have lots of paper towels to clean up some of the mess!
Pomegranates are a super fruit, so they have tons of benefits associated with them. Pomegranates actually have over 10% of your daily value of Vitamin C in them, along with even more Vitamin K. Pomegranates have also been proven to help arthritis, joint pain, and fight of cancer. For arthritis make sure that you are actually eating the pomegranate, but for cancer just drinking the juice can get close to the same benefits. Finally, pomegranates can reduce blood pressure, increase memory, and keep your heart healthy. What are you waiting for?! Eat some delicious pomegranates while they’re still in season.
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