• You can eat the whole arils including the fiber-rich seeds, or spit out the seeds if you prefer- it's your choice! The rind and the white membranes surrounding the arils are bitter and we don't suggest eating them- although some say even that part of the pomegranate has medicinal value!


  • Though the white, pithy part is safe to eat, its bitter and most people choose to discard it. The skin is technically edible as well but generally used in extract and powdered forms. Freeze the seeds. You can store leftover pomegranate seeds in your freezer for up to 12 months.


  • The root, stem, or peel of pomegranate is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in large amounts. The root, stem, and peel contain poisons.

    Additionally, is pomegranate good in early pregnancy? According to the Washington University School of Medicine research, consuming pomegranate juice during pregnancy may help prevent some health issues in unborn babies. Pomegranate juice during pregnancy promises to prevent preeclampsia, preterm birth and growth restriction.

    Likewise, what are the benefits of eating pomegranate seeds?

    12 Health Benefits of Pomegranate

    • Pomegranates Are Loaded With Important Nutrients.
    • Pomegranates Contain Two Plant Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties.
    • Pomegranate Has Impressive Anti-Inflammatory Effects.
    • Pomegranate May Help Fight Prostate Cancer.
    • Pomegranate May Also be Useful Against Breast Cancer.
    • Pomegranate May Lower Blood Pressure.

    Why is my pomegranate white inside?

    Some pomegranate varieties will have fruit where the insides, the arils, never develop a dark red color. Some of them can be quite pale and anemic-looking in color. The insides can be nearly white to dark red or even purplish red. The key to whether they are ripe is the taste.

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