Pomegranates are a sweet, tart fruit with thick, red skin. While the skin is not edible, the fruit holds hundreds of juicy seeds that you can eat out of hand or sprinkled on salads, oatmeal, hummus, and other dishes. The seeds of the pomegranate can also be used in juices and jams. Pomegranates can have up to three times more antioxidants than green tea or red wine. Antioxidants protect cells from damage, prevent diseases and cancers and reduce inflammation. Other heart healthy benefits of pomegranates include lowering blood pressure, reducing blood sugar levels and reducing cholesterol. To prepare the seeds for consumption, cut the top and bottom off the fruit and then slice in half along one of the membranes. Hold the fruit over a bowl of water and pull the seeds away from the skin and membrane allowing them to fall into the bowl. The membrane will float while the seeds will sink, making them easy to separate and then enjoy.
Sweet, tart flavor
A healthy snack
High in fiber
Source of potassium
Includes fresh pomegranates, 5 ct.