We've got a quick bites video showing you the easiest way to seed a pomegranate!
by Lindsay Evans
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On the surface, the pomegranate seems like more of a hassle than it’s worth. Its tough outer layer renders only the seeds and subsequent juice edible and getting at the ruby red gems always seems to have a knack for causing a mess of staining red juice. Although challenging, the health benefits make it well worth it, as this fruit is a nutritional powerhouse.
5 reasons we should keep eating pomegranates:
The seeds, or arils, are nutrient dense. Being high in vitamin C, K, B5, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron. That surely makes it a tastier multi-vitamin than the chewy drugstore variety.
There is a compound found in pomegranates, punicalagin, that has been shown through studies to benefit the heart and blood vessels, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and increasing the rate at which heart blockages melt away.
This wonder fruit also contains high levels of flavanoids and polyphenols which are potent antioxidants offering protection against heart disease and cancer.
Pomegranates are also said to protect the dermal and epidermal layers of the skin by encouraging cell regeneration, helping in the repair of tissues, healing wounds and encouraging blood circulation to skin that is healing.
One more thing? Pomegranates provide skin with compounds that aid in protecting against the free radical damage which can cause sun damage, sunburn and skin cancer.
Check out our handy quick bites video on how to cut and seed a pomegranate below!