Updated: Oct 13, 2018
Pomegranates are among the healthiest fruits on Earth.
They contain a range of beneficial plant compounds, unrivaled by other foods.
Pomegranates have an impressive nutrient profile - one cup of arils (174 g) contains (2):
Fiber: 7 grams
Protein: 3 grams
Vitamin C: 30% of the RDI
Vitamin K: 36% of the RDI
Folate: 16% of the RDI
Potassium: 12% of the RDI
Studies have shown that they may have several benefits for your body, possibly lowering your risk of various diseases (1).
Pomegranates are one of the healthiest foods on the planet, packed with nutrients and powerful plant compounds. They have wide-ranging benefits and may help reduce your risk of various serious illnesses, including heart disease, cancer, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
Here are 12 evidence-based health benefits of pomegranate: