Pomegranates How To Harvest and Vitamin Content


Lots of people have been buying up Poms this year!  Stores have been selling out of this well known superfood  like crazy because of a $1 off coupon they had offered.  Never had a pomegranate? Don’t be intimidated, it’s very easy fruit to harvest without mess.

1. Cut in 4

2. Soak in water and remove the pith and separate the seeds (The water will keep the seeds from breaking everywhere and creating a mess.)

3. Enjoy them as a snack or juice them 🙂 (The actual seed is edible, but you can spit them out lol!)

When choosing a pom look for ones that are a nice red with not many brown spots.  If they have soft spots or look dehydrated they are past prime, do not purchase. You can eat the “pith” (the white inside) but it will have you running to the bathroom as it’s a natural and powerful diuretic.

Vitamin C

Pomegranates are extremely rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is important in treating colds, helping wounds heal, helping skin maintain its elasticity, preventing cataracts and in sustaining overall health.

Vitamin B5

Pomegranates are plentiful in Vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid. This essential vitamin is crucial in metabolizing carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

Beta Carotene

Pomegranates are a good source of beta carotene. Also referred to as Vitamin A, this vitamin has strong antioxidant features and is critical for good eyesight.

Other Vitamins

Pomegranates also contain thiamin, riboflavin, folate, folic acid, and vitamin E. These all play an important role in cell metabolism, enzyme function and general well being.

Minerals and Immunity

Pomegranates are abundant in potassium, an indispensable mineral and electrolyte. They also contain calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and selenium. The pomegranate seeds are rich in antioxidants and may boost the immune system to help ward off infection.

Polyphenol and Fiber

Pomegrantes are rich in polyphenol, which helps protect cells in the body from free radicals. Polyphenol is beneficial in treating everything from high cholesterol levels to slowing down the aging process. Pomegranates are a good source of fiber and are also low in calories

 Source for vitamin information.

7 responses to “Pomegranates How To Harvest and Vitamin Content”

  1. Scarecrow says:

    …or for those intimidated by a fruit, try Pom Wonderful.

  2. r0c0upons says:

    i love pomegranate. i just break it open and start eating it. a bit messy, though

  3. Shan says:

    POMS have so many health benefits!! They are truly a super fruit!!
    Research suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may be a natural way to prevent dental plaque.

  4. ilovegratis says:

    When I was trying to get pregnant with my first, I ate a pom every day- is supposed to help with fertility – Needless to say I have two kids now, lol

  5. 2jk19 says:

    I just actually used my 2 $1 off coupons to purchase 2 poms tonight! They were .99 cents so they ended up being free! My fiance loves them and so do I!

  6. Ciel says:

    Even with the underwater separation of the seeds trick, keep a damp sponge handy. The juice gets on cupboards, backsplashes and beyond. Wear a dark apron or shirt while handling a pomegranate. Your laundry will be easier to handle.

  7. Natalka says:

    It’s much more fun to X-cut the top of the fruit, break it apart into sections, peel off the membrane and reveal the arils, popping them off – no mess, and I always marvel at how complex this fruit is inside!

    I’ve never seen a pomegranate coupon – is this an Eastern thing?

    As for having the juice, remember you are getting none of the fibre, and something like over 30 grams of sugar per serving – that’s over 8 tsp. – more than in an equivalent cup of Coke.

    BTW, am I the lone SCer left boycotting that “P” company???


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