17.7mg vitamin C
28.5mg vitamin K
Here are 10 more reasons you should include pomegranates in your diet.
1. Boost immunity. Pomegranates are rich in anti-inflammatory compounds, making them extremely beneficial for those suffering from immune-related disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and osteroarthrits. They are also rich in vitamin C, which boosts antibody production and development of immunity.
2. Help digestion. To keep your digestive system healthy, you need to include fibre-rich sources in your diet. One pomegranate can fulfil about 45% of your daily recommended intake of fibre, which is about 20 to 35g.
3. Lower blood pressure. Pomegranates contain punicalagins which can help prevent dangerous muscle cell growth in blood vessel walls.
4. Prevent heart disease. Pomegranates are loaded with polyphenols that have powerful antioxidant properties. Antioxidants prevent free radical damage of the walls of arteries, thus preventing heart disease. They also prevent oxidation of cholesterol, which causes plaque formation and development of coronary artery disease.
8. Keep you looking younger. Pomegranates contain powerful antioxidants that can delay the process of aging. Therefore, eating pomegranates can help keep your skin glowing and radiant for a long time.
9. Lowers stress levels. Apart from reducing the body’s internal oxidative stress, pomegranates also help lower psychological stress that you go through your personal and professional life.
10. Prevent plaque formation. If you would like an alternative to alcohol containing mouth wash pomegranate juice is actually a better option. Pomegranate contain certain compounds which exhibit strong anti-plaque effects.
How to eat a pomegranate:
1. Cut off the crown (you’ll see it) and discard.
2. Score and slice the rind all around, but don’t cut the rind all the way through.
3. Soak the pomegranate face down in cold water for about ten minutes.
4. Break apart the scored rinds, and remove the seeds from the flesh (the seeds will sink to the bottom of your bowl).
5. Remove the rind and membrane from the bowl with a spoon.
6. Drain the seeds with a colander and pat dry with a paper towel.