Pomegranates

Pomegranates

I remember loving pomegranates as a kid. They were fun to tear apart and the fruit was perfect, both sweet and sour at the same time. But as an adult, if you’re like me, facing the seeding process makes me pass them by when they show up in our US supermarkets near Thanksgiving.

So, here is one of the reasons I enjoy doing this blog. I get to discover cool things. This week, I found a great blog on how to get the wonderful pomegranate seeds out of a pomegranate. There’s even a video. So before I share FunFacts, check this out! Love it!

FunFacts about Pomegranates (Source) (Source) (Source)

  • Pomegranates originated somewhere between modern-day Iran and northern India.
  • It’s a fruit that grows on deciduous shrubs and trees that range from 16 to 26 feet tall.
  • Pomegranates are one of the healthiest foods on the planet.
  • Some of their nutritional benefits are: (Source)
    • Pomegranates are loaded with powerful antioxidants.
    • They act as an anti-inflammatory.
    • Pomegranates can help fight prostate and breast cancer.
    • They can lower blood pressure.
    • They can provide relief from arthritis and joint pain.
    • Pomegranates can help lower the risk of heart disease
    • They can improve memory. 
  • The word pomegranate means ‘apple with many seeds’.
  • Pomegranates belong to the berry family.
  • They can be stored up to 2 months in the refrigerator.
  • Pomegranates grown in the United States are typically in season from September to December.
  • Pomegranates do not contain saturated fats.
  • Pomegranate trees grow in hot and dry climates.
  • Pomegranate trees can live for over 200 years.

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