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Pomegranates are an important member of the DJ Forry fruit offerings. While the majority of our pomegranates come from the Kern River Valley in California, we also import pomegranates from Chile, Peru, and India. We believe that offering such a versatile and healthy fruit is a good thing.
Some Fruits Have to Wait a Long Time for Their Day in the Sun. Pomegranates have been around since the dawn of man. Some biblical scholars believe that the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden may have in fact been a pomegranate. Whether that first famous fruit was an apple or a pomegranate, what’s interesting is that it is just in the last decade that the superior nutritional value of pomegranates has come to light.
It’s really easy to eat a pomegranate. The best way to get to the juicy seeds, or arils, is to peel them under water. First, fill a large bowl with water that’s comfortable to the touch. Then cut both the flowering and stem end from the pomegranate, score the fruit from top to bottom then dunk in the water. As you peel the pomegranate, the seed cavity membrane will float and the seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl. This is a great activity for the kids!
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Looks can be deceiving where pomegranates are concerned. Pomegranates don’t necessarily have to be bright red, but they should feel heavy for their size and look full and round rather than somewhat drawn in or dried out.
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What Makes Pomegranates Special?
Gaining Super Fruit status is pretty special, and it’s the antioxidant properties in pomegranates that make such pronouncements applicable. Pomegranates are indeed a powerhouse of polyphenolic antioxidant compounds like punicalagin, ellagitannins, catechins, gallocatechins, and anthocyanins. These antioxidants search for unstable molecules in our body's known as free radicals and then they neutralize them. Science has shown free radicals to be harmful and the consumption of naturally rich antioxidant fruit like pomegranates my help boost your body's natural ability to fight free radical damage.
Pomegranates are also high in vitamin C, K, and a good source of B5, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, and dietary fiber.