November has been designated National Pomegranate Month, and we’re always looking for a good reason to celebrate this amazing fruit. In the U.S., most pomegranates are harvested between October and January, so this is the prime season for finding fresh pomegranates that are both healthy and delicious.
Here are some reasons to add more pomegranates into your life and ways to celebrate National Pomegranate Month.
Where Pomegranates Grow
Pomegranates are native to the Middle East and other parts of Southeast Asia. In the U.S., they are primarily grown in the dry regions of California and Arizona. Some other states that grow pomegranates are Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, and North Carolina.
Nutrients in Pomegranates
Pomegranates are packed with lots of vitamins, minerals, and fiber while being low in fat and calories. These red, round fruits have been studied for their many potential health benefits because of the high nutritional content they contain.
Here is a breakdown of the nutrition for one average pomegranate fruit:
- Calories: 234
- Protein: 4.7 grams
- Fat: 3.3 grams
- Carbohydrates: 52 grams
- Sugar: 38.6 grams
- Fiber: 11.3 grams
- Calcium: 28.2 mg, or 2% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Iron: 0.85 mg, or 5% of the DV
- Magnesium: 33.8 mg, or 8% of the DV
- Phosphorus: 102 mg, or 8% of the DV
- Potassium: 666 mg, or 13% of the DV
- Vitamin C: 28.8 mg, or 32% of the DV
- Folate (vitamin B9): 107 mcg, or 27% of the DV
Seagate’s Pomegranate Capsules
Many people are intimidated by pomegranates because they are a lesser-known fruit that can be hard to find some places and that is packed with seeds. If you want to get all of the benefits of the pomegranate fruit in an affordable way and with none of the hassle, try Seagate Pomegranate Capsules.
We make these capsules with whole pomegranates that are delivered to our plant on the day they are harvested. We wash the fruits, chop them into small pieces, and use the entire mix of seeds, pulp, skin, and juice in our freeze-dryer. The fine powder that results represents a 10:1 concentration from the original whole fruit. It’s 100 percent pure with no fillers, excipients, chemicals, or solvents.
Celebrate National Pomegranate Month
To give this superfood fruit the attention it deserves, plan to eat at least a few pomegranates during the month of November, or start your new daily supplement regimen by taking two Seagate Pomegranate capsules per day. You can also make your own pomegranate juice or smoothies if you feel creative and have a juicer or blender.
Another way to celebrate National Pomegranate Month is to plant some pomegranates at your home. If you have kids, this is a great opportunity to provide a lesson about the nutrition of pomegranates and how to care for a pomegranate plant.
You can also learn more about pomegranates in these Seagate blog articles: