You may have heard the rumor that pomegranate are nutritious. You may have even heard that they have incredible antioxidant powers.
But whats the truth? The truth is that eating any kind of fruit is healthy. The key is to munch on all kinds of delicious snacks. If you want to be healthy that is. I personally prefer to just eat pomegranates. Sometimes it makes my stomach hurt. But that’s another story.
Pomegranates have been around along time, but modern science has unlocked some of its secrets. Here’s some numbers from the USDA. They’re talking about a pomegranate that’s not too big, not too large. Medium, really.
Water: 125 g
Protein: 1.5 g
Sugars: 26 g
Fiber: 1 g
Total Fat: 0.5 g
Saturated Fat: 0.06 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Calcium: 5 mg
Iron: 0.5 mg
Magnesium: 5 m
As you can see, its mostly sugar. That’s part of why its so delicious! But beyond that, one of the important factors the USDA isn’t telling us about, is the antioxidants in pomegranates. Learn more about Pomegranate Antioxidants in this nifty study, if your brain is up to it! But if you’re not interested in reading that study keep this one important fact in mind:
If you want to get the most nutrition out of your pomegranate juice, then buy industrial processed juice! It has 3 times the amount of antioxidants than fresh squeezed pomegranate juice.
There is also tons of research going on with pomegranate seed oil that shows breast cancer benefits, hormone benefits, and even dietary benefits for obese rats.
Keep that in mind.