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Pomegranate

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.

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Summary of Pomegranate

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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

Things to Note

Also Known As

Pomegranates

Do Not Confuse With

Punicalagin (Pomegranate Extract)

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