3 Reasons Why You Should Love Pomegranates

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Pomegranates are a ruby red deliciously sweet exotic fruit and the seeds inside look like jewels. It’s that time of the year in the USA, my favorite time of the year. Beginning in September or October, we start enjoying the colors of autumn, preparing for and celebrating fun holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and looking forward to spending time with family and close friends.

You are probably wondering what do pomegranates have to do with any of this? Uumm … nothing really! It’s just me. It’s not an American tradition to include this particular fruit in our holidays and celebrations but I think it should be. These are my 3 reasons why.

Reason 1: Pomegranates Should Be Included in the Traditional Cornucopia

First of all, pomegranates are a “super food”, which means they have numerous health benefits. Additionally, the harvesting season for pomegranates usually occurs in September and October. The traditional American Thanksgiving cornucopia, also called “horn of plenty” includes most of the typical autumn fruits and vegetables (corn, pumpkin, apples, etc.). Since it’s the harvesting time for pomegranates, why not include them too?

Needless to say my idea has not caught on. Time honored traditions are hard to change. But I am undaunted by the lack of support for my cornucopia idea. Instead, I have gone further to suggest that these lovely ruby red fruits be added to our Christmas festivities. Why not? They’re red! And red is a Christmas color. My late mother always put out bowls of fresh fruit on Christmas Eve. But there were never any pomegranates in the mix. That should change!

I know changing traditions are usually frowned upon. But the fact of the matter is traditions are manmade. If humans make them up, then humans can also change them!

Reason 2: Pomegranates Are the Main Ingredient in Awesome Recipes

Many wonderful dishes are made from fruits and vegetables harvested during the fall. If pomegranates are a fruit that is harvested during the last quarter of the year, that means there are wonderful dishes that can be created using them as the main ingredient. Pomegranates are already a part of Jewish holiday celebrations. The Internet is bursting with recipes that include pomegranates. Here are a few.

Pomegranate Brisket with Cranberry Succotash | The Nosher | My Jewish Learning (Often served as part of the Rosh Hoshanah tradition.)

Pomegranate Ginger Sauce | Spruce Eats (Use on poultry or grilled seafood.)

Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt | Cafe Fernando (Lots more pomegranate recipes at this food blog.)

Reason 3: Pomegranates Have a Fascinating Food History

The history of pomegranates is as colorful as the fruit. My research indicates that this food is cross-cultural and has played an integral role in Middle Eastern and South Asian history, as well as the history of Western civilization. This exotic fruit was and still is incorporated into the beliefs and customs of various communities, as well as their cuisine. When you know the history of a particular food, somehow it makes the dishes prepared with that food even better! Don’t you think so?

♦ There are probably many other reasons you can think of for loving pomegranates. But don’t you agree with me on these 3?

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Featured image: A bowl of ash-e anar, a Persian soup made with pomegranate juice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Author: Treathyl Fox

Work at Home professional since 2007.


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56 thoughts on “3 Reasons Why You Should Love Pomegranates”

  1. kalyani raut says:

    It is a nutritious fruit which is good for health.

  2. Mahendhar Mothkuri says:

    promograntes also boost mans sprem production and also improves his skin tone.

  3. Adarsh says:

    This is great! I really do not know pomegranates can be harvested and used to make dishes

  4. satish says:

    Very informative article!

    Pomegranates are also useful when we have a fever. It decreases the temperature.

    Please keep sharing we would to read more.

  5. Jayaprakash T says:

    Pomegranates are very health which i always used to take within the curd rice which is one of the beast end meals.

  6. Manju Bhalandyo says:

    Very very useful article for our health conscious.Thank you!

  7. Manju Bhalandyo says:

    Very very useful article for our health conscious.Thank you!

  8. Abdul Ahad says:

    After reading this I`m in love with Pomegranates.

  9. Yoel Jimenez says:

    Pomegranates are so fascinating that they also tell other stories that could have healing properties for humans, that is, it is a fairly complete fruit apart from its excellent taste, thanks for publishing its history and origin

  10. Nouman says:

    Very informative article!
    Very very useful article for our health conscious.Thank you!

  11. mahesh kumar says:

    nice artical sach a knowlegebal post.

  12. heroasdf says:

    Nice article illustrating the importance of the fruit.. words are simple & easy to understand

  13. varsha says:

    Generally i knew about pomegranates but after red this article i knew so many benifits of this food item so thanks for sharing….

  14. Ravi Kumar says:

    I love to eat pomegranates. They are very nutritious and healthy. I suggest everyone eat pomegranates. Thank you.

  15. Thilina Nimesh says:

    very useful article …thanks for sharing

  16. Vintuna sayami says:

    This article very useful. I just knew how pomegranates are loaded with nutrients. Plus, it is helpful for individuals with low blood pressure.

  17. Abdul Rehman says:

    I just started using pomegranates last year. I buy them when they’re on sale and have been finding all sorts of fun ways to use them

  18. HICHAM KHALIL says:

    Delicious and healthy food thanks for this article .

  19. yatceliz says:

    excellent article the pomegranate is a very rich fruit the first time the probe was in juice and my mother sometimes includes it in salads

  20. Sumit Kumar says:

    Wow! Amazing Article! very good explanation is given in this article. It is really helpful for everyone that loving to health. Thanks for sharing such a nice article.

  21. shuraim says:

    This article taught me a lot about pomegranates which i didn’t know before and also the nutritious facts. thanks to whoever created this article

  22. pretik joshi says:

    Pomegranates are best for our health, useful article.

  23. tekki says:

    Pomegranate fruit is very useful for health can make use of crusts to heal stomach diseases

  24. Jose Dorantes says:

    Excellent Contribution, I help a lot with my many University Project. Thank you

  25. Binura says:

    Woow It;s Awesome….It’s great

  26. Shahbaz says:

    Thanks for this wonderful platform for writing lovers to show their writing talent along with earning from writing.

  27. Nouman Ejaz says:

    This is a great article and helps people to understand about pomegrantes. Thank you for this very useful article!

  28. Sachi Srivastava says:

    Pomegranates are best for our body and blood formation plus it’s tasty too.

  29. Subha VB says:

    Very interesting article, filled with full information about pomegranate . we need to include this fruit in our daily diet .

  30. sharmila khadka says:

    Pomeranates are rich of vitamin.it is very useful for our well health.

  31. Sam Sandhu says:

    This is great! Pomegranates is good for health,….. nice article

  32. C BHUVANESWARI says:

    Article shares lots of information about pomegranate and its benefits that help us to stay healthy. Thanks to writer who had great time to write this article.

  33. Aakash Khadka says:

    I have never thought that Pomegranates have so many benefits. Thank you for so much information.

  34. arafat6202 says:

    it’s really a good post for us

  35. David Adkins says:

    Really nice article about importance of Pomegranates. This article shows the reason why we should eat Pomegranates. Loved it. Thanks for sharing.

  36. uamr says:

    The article mentioned 3 sensible reasons to love Pomegranates and I agreed with them all. but there’s another reason which I think I should add up to this beautiful article.
    despite the delicious taste of pomegranates, its a fruit contains Antioxidants properties. which is indeed helpful to cure several diseases.
    I personally a “Big fan of delicious Pomegrenates 🙂

  37. lalith poornima says:

    Very healthy and nutritious food..Very good for Blood Circulation..Gives Very Good Colour For Our Skin..Lovely Recipe.Thanks for sharing..

  38. luis robles says:

    Muy buen articulo sobre la granada en mi pais venezuela hay pero muy pocos los arboles sembrado pero aqui se come como fruto no como en otros paise que se usan para cocinar en las altas cocinas de restaurantes,es muy colorida su fruta o semillas.

  39. jorge ponce says:

    also the pomegranate is very good for the regeneration of tissues damaged by the exercise that is exempt for those who constantly train

  40. Sudipto Mukherjee says:

    its nice to take pomegranate after lunch… both healthy and tasty…

  41. Gabriela says:

    It is very important to eat pomegranates. Thank yo so much for this information. GREETINGS!

  42. Tsunil Rajbharat says:

    Yes, its my one of the favorite food. its good for Health & Blood Circulation.

  43. Rupesh says:

    I have just started studying Pomegranates an early retirement and have hatched around 31 so far! This is a very interesting hobby to study. Thank You.

  44. Mayank says:

    Pomegranates are very delicious and healthy fruit. They play important role in our life.
    thankyou for writing this article, it was helpful.

  45. abdelhakim hamza says:

    Very informative article, Pomegranates are very health

  46. rmnaim says:

    very good article!!

  47. Marianne Billones says:

    A useful and informative article to introduce pomegranates.
    With the things you can do with it, it is indeed a wonderful fruit.

  48. Asiriya says:

    Vary attractive article.I read most of in your web site.keep it up

  49. Hafsa says:

    Christy says the worse looking they are, the better the taste. I bought some that looked fairly decent on the outside.

  50. Pubudu says:

    Realy nice article and very interesting
    Its useful andgreat article

  51. juan jose garcia quiroz says:

    for the knowledge of all in addition to these benefits, consuming pomegranate 5 times a week acts as a potent sexual stimulant for men and women

  52. k shyamkumar says:

    This article shows the reason why we should eat Pomegranates.

  53. Ketan Maharjan says:

    Yes pomegranates are best for our health and our body. Pomegranates works medicine also because it helps to decrease the temparature while high fever. amzing article.

  54. SOURAV BISWAS says:

    very informative and helpful article. i raed the full article and know that why we must needed this pomegranates food.Pomegranates are also useful when we have a fever. It decreases the temperature. thanks for write this useful article.

  55. Jose Escobar says:

    This article is very useful. Personally, i rarely eat pomegranates, i usually buy grapes, but i´m going to take your advice. I will consider to buy pomegranate for me and my family next time in the supermarket. Thank you!!!

  56. zain says:

    No doubt pomegranates is full of healthy benefits. Thanks for sharing very informative article.

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