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Scientific Binomial Name: Punica granatum

SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Eaten raw and especially good (and good for you) when juiced.

Exceptionally good (and good for you) when juiced.

Selection

Also called Chinese apple, good-quality pomegranates will be large, firm and smooth-skinned.

The coloring will be an even deep-red. A few blemishes from branch scaring will be normal.

Avoid

Avoid product with dry, rock-hard or wrinkled skin.

Numerous brown or scarred areas on the skin or soft spots indicate old product.

Storage

Always store pomegranate in the refrigeratore.

Ripening

Small fruit will mean smaller, less juicy seeds with more waste, so go for the largest fruit available.

  • Nutritional Information
  • Pomegranates are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They're also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Folate, and a great source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K.

    Amount per serving

    Calories :83Calories from Fat :
    Total Fat1.17
    Cholesterol0%
    Sodium 3%
    Total Carbohydrate18.7%
    Dietary Fiber4%
    Sugars 13.67%
    Protein 1.67%
    Vitamin A0%
    Vitamin C10.2%
    Calcium 10 %
    Iron 0.3%

  • Tips & Trivia
  • Known to the ancients, pomegranates were cultivated in the Near East and North Africa, eventually winning the greatest favor in France.

    Pomegranates were brought to America by European settlers and are now grown primarily in California.

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