Pomegranate Fruit

Source & Availability
California grown August thru January

History
Pomegranate Fruit or Pomegranates have gained a great deal of popularity over the years. Originally from the Middle East and Asia, the pomegranate fruit is also known by the name Granada or the Chinese apple. These days, the fruit is mostly grown in India, Africa and the United States. The best place for pomegranate fruit to grow is in hot climate areas.

The pomegranate fruit is now becoming more commercialized and can be found in supermarkets in a variety of forms. The most popular is pomegranate juice but there are also pomegranate jellies, pomegranate wine, and even pomegranate salad dressing. The wide adoption of the pomegranate is due to recent studies that have shown that the fruit contains a high amount of antioxidants that are beneficial to our health in many ways. Its great flavor and health benefits have made it a great candidate for those who seek natural health foods.

Nutritional value
Pomegranates are renowned for their high level of antioxidants. Aside from its rich flavor and the number of ways to eat and drink it, studies have shown that pomegranate contains more antioxidants than green tea, cranberries and even red wine!

Calcium 28.2mg3%
Iron 0.8mg5%
Magnesium 33.8mg8%
Phosphorus 102mg10%
Potassium 666mg19%
Sodium 8.5mg0%
Zinc 1.0mg7%
Coppe r0.4mg22%
Manganese 0.3mg17%


Vitamin A 0.0IU0%
Vitamin C 28.8mg48%
Vitamin D~ ~
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)1.7mg8%
Vitamin K 46.2mcg58%
Thiamin 0.2mg13%
Riboflavin 0.1mg9%
Niacin 0.8mg4%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg11%


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