Pomegranates are among the healthiest fruits on Earth. The seeds are used to add a sweet/sour flavor to chutneys, vegetable and legume dishes. The whole seeds are included in some lamb dishes. Pomegranate seeds are rich in fiber, antioxidants, and fatty acids that may benefit your health. They are also a good source of vitamin E and magnesium.
They are a good source of antioxidants, insoluble fiber, and punicic acid. Animal studies suggest that this unique acid provides anti-inflammatory effects. Regular intake of pomegranate juice has been shown to lower blood pressure levels in as little as two weeks. Pomegranate has antibacterial and antiviral properties which may be useful against common gum diseases and yeast infections.