Good source of fiber.
Pomegranate juice has been shown to have positive impacts on blood pressure.
Shown to have anti-inflammatory effects.
Pomegranates vary in color from light to dark red. No matter what the color, the real clues to ripeness are the smoothness and firmness of its tough, leathery skin. A ripe pomegranate should feel heavy for its size; an indication that the arils are full and juicy.
- Using a sharp knife, carefully slice about half an inch from the top of the pomegranate.
- Gently remove the lid to expose the edible arils inside.
- Slice down through each of the white membranes inside the fruit.
- Pry the sections apart, turn the fruit inside out and pop the arils out into a bowl.