Pop some health poms
Pomegranate seeds are delicious, nutritious jewels, packed with goodness that you can taste. Steeped in history, respected as a symbol of health for thousands of years, the pomegranate is now recognised as something of a ‘super food’.
Discover what makes this ruby jewel like fruit so precious.
Give yourself a quick vitamin C boost the natural way
A 100g portion of pomegranate seeds provides half of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C.
Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
What the NHS say about vitamin C
“Adults aged 19 to 64 need 40mg of vitamin C a day.”
“You should be able to get all the vitamin C you need from your daily diet.”
“Vitamin C can't be stored in the body, so you need it in your diet every day.”
Nutrition per 100g of pomegranate seeds
- 1.4 g of protein
- 1.5 g of fat
- 20.1 g of carbohydrate
- 89 kcal of energy
- 19.2 mg of vitamin C
- 4 g of fibre
Big in flavour, low in calories
The calorie count of pomegranate seeds is 89kcal per 100g, making pomegranate seeds a low calorie fruit!
What the NHS say about calories
“When we eat and drink more calories than we use up, our bodies store the excess as body fat. If this continues, over time we may put on weight.”
“Knowing the calorie content of food and drink can help ensure you're not consuming too much.”
Other health benefits of pomegranate seeds
Strong scientific evidence exists that eating pomegranate seeds has beneficial effects on blood circulation, may have potential anti-inflammatory properties and may also help age-related memory loss. Two unique compounds in pomegranates, punicalagins and punicic acid, are thought to be responsible for most of the additional health benefits of pomegranate.
Pomegranates are also a source of vitamin K some B vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium and iron.
Fibre inside pomegranates
Eating a diet high in fibre is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer.
Pomegranate seeds are a source of fibre, including soluble fibre. Studies show that consuming soluble fibre leads to reduced hunger and increased feelings of fullness.
What the NHS say about fibre
- “Guidelines say our dietary fibre intake should increase to 30g a day, as part of a healthy balanced diet.”
- “There is strong evidence that eating plenty of fibre (commonly referred to as roughage) is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer.”