Can You Eat Pomegranate Seeds?

Written by John fenster

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Antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals are abundant in the deciduous pomegranate bush. 

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Since “granite” derives from the Medieval Latin word “granatum,” meaning “many-seeded” or “containing grains,” pomegranates are seed-filled.

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Pomegranate seeds, which make up nearly half the weight of the fruit, are wrapped in an aril, unlike lemons, which are easy to work around and pluck out. 

What Are Pomegranate Seeds?

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Seeds are firm and gritty under the arils. They're vitamin E, magnesium, and fiber-rich. They contain antioxidants, although arils have more.

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Like anything else, pomegranate seeds are fine to eat in moderation even if they're not juicy and sweet like the arils. 

Is It OK To Eat Pomegranate Seeds?

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The first pomegranate seed you eat may surprise you. The seeds' gritty texture may be unfamiliar. Remember to chew the seeds, not swallow them.

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Pick pomegranates with a deep red color and good weight. Soft pomegranates are ripe, but excessively soft ones may be mushy. 

What To Know About Pomegranates

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Pomegranates can be refrigerated for two months, but the arils and seeds should be eaten within a few days of cutting.

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