When you think about classic fruits, what comes to mind? Maybe apples, bananas, and oranges? Probably not pomegranate though, right? Surprisingly enough, the month of November is actually considered National Pomegranate Month. It turns out that there are multiple fun facts and health benefits to these one-of-a-kind fruits, and since a whole month is dedicated to them, we figured we could dedicate a blog post to them too.
Pomegranate Fun Facts
Thanks to ThatsIt, we were able to find some super interesting facts about this celebrated fruit!
- The word pomegranate means apple with many seeds.
- Pomegranates are native to the Middle East.
- Pomegranates belong to the berry family.
- Pomegranates are classified as a super fruit.
- Pomegranates can be stored up to 2 months in the refrigerator.
- Pomegranates grown in the United States are typically in season from September to December.
- Pomegranates do not contain cholesterol or saturated fats.
- Pomegranate trees grow in hot and dry climates.
- Pomegranate trees are grown commercially and domestically (in home gardens).
- Pomegranate trees can live for over 200 years.
Like most fruits, pomegranates are loaded with awesome nutrients that are great for your health. Specifically, they are full of fiber, vitamins, flavonoids (which are known to be anti-inflammatory), and phytochemicals.
The juice from pomegranate fruit has become more popular and is generally used for better hair, skin, and nails. The fruit also has been proven to lower blood pressure, risk of heart disease, risk of breast cancer, slow down Alzheimer's disease progression, and aid against osteoarthritis. Ultimately, it slows down aging... could it get any better?
Clearly, pomegranate is an underrated fruit since it has all these incredible benefits, yet it isn't as well known as other fruits. If you want to reap these benefits, try incorporating more pomegranate in your diet. Check out this link for a yummy Golden Beet & Pomegranate Salad you can make! Clovis Open MRI loves how much good this fruit can do for you, so we encourage you to eat some and stay healthy!