Pomegranate

Pomegranate Nutrition Benefits Recipes

Food is Medicine: enjoy these simple recipes and discover how pomegranate can support your health and wellness.

Pomegranate nutrition benefits recipes.... let your imagination run wild with the potential of fresh produce! With thick inedible skin, pomegranates are best known for their edible seeds (arils) and deliciously sweet juice which are renowned for their powerful plant compounds and medicinal properties.

As part of a healthy and well balanced eating pattern, pomegranates can support your health and wellness, by providing:

  • 82 calories / 100g
  • 76% water

Nutrition:

  • Vitamin B6, C& K
  • Folate
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus
  • Dietary Fibre
  • Antioxidants

Health Benefits May Include:

  • Reduce chronic inflammation.
  • Lower blood pressure & reduce the risk of heart disease & type 2 diabetes.
  • Improve memory & prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Prevent obesity.
  • Prevent prostate & breast cancers.
  • Help fight arthritis & joint pain.
  • Prevent erectile dysfunction.
  • Prevent bacterial & fungal infections.
  • Improve exercise performance.

When selecting pomegranates in-store, fruit should be plump and round, heavy for their size. The colour should be rich and fresh and the skin should be free from cuts and blemishes. Larger fruits will contain more juice. Pomegranates are not a fruit that will ripen once picked, so once harvested, they will not continue to develop in sweetness. Whole pomegranates can be stored for lengthy periods in the refrigerator and arils can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 12 months. Fresh juice should be refrigerated and consumed within two or three days.

Pomegranate Nutrition Health Benefits & Recipes:

For a further detailed nutritional analysis of pomegranate, search:

The Australian Food Composition Database.

To learn more about how pomegranate can fit into a healthy and balanced eating pattern, search:

The Australian Dietary Guidelines or Nutrition Australia's Healthy Eating Pyramid.

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