Last Updated: September 28 2022

Pomegranates are a fruit containing 'arils' (small edible seeds) that have recently been linked to a large variety of health benefits; a good source of Punicalagins and Punicic acid, pomegranates are probably a better fruit option than other fruits on a calorie per calorie basis.

Pomegranate is most often used for


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)

What else is Pomegranate known as?
Note that Pomegranate is also known as:
  • Pomegranates
Pomegranate should not be confused with:
  • Punicalagin (Pomegranate Extract)
Dosage information

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

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