November is National Pomegranate Month
Nov 02, 2013 05:30PM
The pomegranate (punica granatum) is a nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich fruit that is symbolic of health and fertility. In season from September to January, they are available at most grocery stores. Pomegranates contain high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols, strong antioxidants offering protection against heart disease and cancer. Special compounds called punicalagins are the secret to this fruit’s health benefits. Shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, the mighty pomegranate is worth a taste.