Both the seeds and the juice of pomegranates contain potassium, vitamins and three times the antioxidants of green tea. I crave their sweet intense taste. Pomegranates have numerous health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. They are the only fruit rich in all three major antioxidants: tannins, anthocyanin, and ellagic acid. Antioxidants are thought to reduce low-density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol and have a good effect on heart health.
The seeds are edible and are found inside this large red fruit. The pomegranate fruit is low in calories, high in fiber, high in vitamins and high in phytochemicals that may promote heart health and help to prevent cancer.
Pomegranate seeds are low in calories and rich in fiber, providing only 83 calories and 4 g of dietary fiber per 100 g serving. Pomegranate seeds and other fiber-rich foods, such as whole grains, may reduce your risk of developing chronic disease and aid in weight management. Pomegranate seeds are a good source of two essential vitamins, C and K which may offer both heart health and anti-cancer benefits.