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Enjoy Healthy Pomegranates

Pomegranates might not be the first fruit that pops into your head when thinking of the top 10 healthiest fruits, but believe us when we say that this fruit is basically an all around health-enhancing lookin’ onion. Thankfully pomegranates don’t taste anything like onions, but instead the sweet and tart flavors of them make them extremely versatile. If you’re not obsessed with pomegranates yet, then you will be by the end of this blog! Keep reading to find out the benefits of eating pomegranates, how to eat a pomegranate the right way, and we even jotted down some of HealthCARE Express’ very own fav pomegranate recipes!

What Are The Benefits of Eating Pomegranates?

If you suffer from stomach ulcers, Crohn’s disease, digestive issues, or an inflammatory bowel disease you may want to consider adding pomegranates—a powerful superfruit, to your diet. Pomegranates contain three types of antioxidants: tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid. All of the pomegranate’s powerful antioxidants help prevent gastric ulcers and can aid in soothing upset stomachs. In fact, studies show pomegranate juice has a higher concentration of antioxidants per cup than wine or green tea, which are also considered high in antioxidants.
Not only are they packed full of antioxidants, but they are also full of vitamins, and minerals, making for fantastic immunity boosters!  This fruit is packed with B-complex vitamins which help your body convert your food into energy. Pomegranates contain 48% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C is important for a variety of functions in your body, including your immune system. It’s high in fiber, too, so food can be digested more easily and can move along more efficiently. Pomegranate has alkalizing properties that aid in neutralizing stomach acids that can cause heartburn. It turns out that pomegranates are also really good for your teeth! Even simply chewing pomegranate seeds can help scrub your teeth of plaque buildup due to the seeds’ high fiber content. It’s an all-purpose fruit that’s great for all aspects of your health! See the full nutritional facts below.

Pomegranate Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 105
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0g
  • Sodium: 55mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 26g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 26g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 3%
  • Vitamin C: 16%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 3%

How to Eat a Pomegranate the Right Way

This is kind of a trick-section because there really isn’t a wrong way to eat a pomegranate, considering it’s entirely edible–although the rind is rather bitter. Instead, we listed 3 different ways you can eat a pomegranate.

Cut and Deseed your Pomegranate

If you have never cut up a pomegranate then it might be a little intimidating, but rest assured that it’s easy! Simply cut off the top of the pomegranate, score vertical lines in the rind along the section lines, then pull the sections apart and push the seeds out with your thumb, and enjoy!

Just Eat the Seeds

Eating pomegranate seeds by themselves is a sweet and healthy snack! To get the seeds, follow the steps in #1, then strain the seeds in a colander, then scoop up a spoonful of pomegranate seeds that burst with juice when you bite in! 

Spruce Up Other Dishes

There are so many different ways to spruce up other dishes with pomegranate flavors! Add just the seeds for that perfect addition of crunch, add pieces of it to a salad for a pop of color, the possibilities are endless.

Pomegranate Recipes

Although pomegranates are absolutely delicious eaten by themselves, these five recipes are ways to jazz up the already sweet and tart flavors. 

Homemade Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranate juice is probably the best way to get the full nutritional value aside from eating the fruit by itself. It's easy to make pomegranate juice yourself! All you need is a sharp knife, a bowl of water, a sieve, a blender, a clean bowl, and pomegranates of course!

Pomegranate Spritzer

Swap out the punch bowl for this easy pomegranate spritzer! It is the perfect sophisticated looking addition to your family get together, friend gathering, work party, etc. 

Pomegranate Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Trust us when we say these pancakes taste as delicious as they sound! Not only are these pancakes the perfect balance of tart and sweet, but they look delicious too!

Pomegranate Tomato Salad

An unexpectedly yet somehow expected flavorful twist of another sweet and savory combination.

Pomegranate Glazed Salmon

Move out of the way, lemon, it’s time to get tangy! The pomegranate BELONGS on this dish!

HealthCARE Express + Eating Pomegranates = Ultimate Health

If you’re allergic to pomegranates, then not to worry because there are other foods you can eat for good health. For those lucky enough to snack on these tasty fruits, we’d love to hear your opinion on pomegranates and even get your take on the recipes we shared! Here at HealthCARE Express we are experts in more than just pomegranates, though.  We have over 17 different locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Each of our facilities is equipped with professionals who can assist you with COVID services, occupational medicine, imaging and X-Rays, immunizations and vaccines, hormone therapy, and more. Visit our website to find an urgent care location closest to you, and give us a call! We can’t wait to hear from you.


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