Pomegranates are red-skinned fruits that contain a large amount of small seed-like casings called 'Arils'.
It can be easier to separate the Arils from the rind by freezing the pomegranate, or preparing the pomegranate in a large bowl of water (where the rind floats and the arils sink)
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Eating pomegranate arils alone or in conjunction with other foods or making a pulpy juice from the rings are both effective methods of self-administration
It is hard to write a serious summary on Pomegranates, since I merely want to complain about separating the arils from the rind and I also want to espouse how awesome Pomegranate arils taste on Vanilla Ice Cream.
Seems pretty healthy though, and most likely one of the 'healthier' fruits out there. I would be hard pressed to call it a 'superfood' though, since the term is pretty meaningless. Punicic Acid is very similar in effects to Conjugated Linoleic Acid which is demonstrably unspectacular, and Punicalagins are anti-oxidants when anti-oxidants are in everything.
Tastes nice though, I buy them when they're in season
The below are the compounds found in Pomegranate fruits. For science on the health benefits of Pomegrantes, refer to the Punicalagins page for the juice (water-soluble components) and the Punicic Acid page for Pomegranate Oil (fat-soluble components). For eating the fruit itself, a combination of the two pages would give a good overall notion, but the Punicalagins page is probably more similar to the fruit itself:
When using Pomegranate Seed Oil (Shorthanded to PSO), the content of Punicalagins are decreased while the concentration of Punicic Acid and other fatty acids is increased; sometimes up to 72% (some studies on Punicic Acid used PSO at this concentration)
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