Nutrition Spotlight: Pomegranates

Pomegranates pack a real punch! These ruby gems contain about 600 powerful arils (seeds) with remarkable health benefits including:

  • supporting heart health & lowering blood pressure.
  • warding off diseases like breast and prostate cancer.
  • reducing inflammation & alleviating arthritis and joint pain.
  • fighting bacterial and fungal infections.
  • improving exercise performance.

In case you need more reason to eat pomegranates, they are loaded with important nutrients including vitamins C, K, folate, potassium, and they are a good source of fiber!

To Seed a Pomegranate
  1. Cut the top off the pomegranate about ½ inch below the crown.
  2. Score 4-6 sections divided by the white membrane.
  3. With both hands, carefully pull apart the sections with the pomegranate submerged in a bowl of cool water.
  4. Loosen the perils and allow them to sink. The membrane will float making the separation easier.

Sarah Mattison Berndt, MS, RD, CD
Owner Fit Fresh Cuisine & Hybrid Athletic Club

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