Pomegranates in the Kitchen
The edible red seeds are called arils. One-half cup of arils offers potassium, vitamin C, folate, phytochemical antioxidants and fiber, for about 72 calories. Fresh pomegranates should be red with a smooth unbroken covering. Cut open the pomegranate and remove the fleshy arils. They can be eaten as a snack, added to salads and side dishes, or used in recipes like a Creamy Pomegranate Parfait.
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"Pomegranates, raw." USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Accessed November 28, 2010. http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/.