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Did you ever wonder whether you can chew and swallow pomegranate seeds? Well, it is your lucky day then. Here, we are going to let you know all that you need to know.

Pomegranates, which are dubbed “super foods” due to their high nutrient content, are typically available between October and January.

Many people, however, are unfamiliar with how to eat pomegranates and avoid the fruit due to its apparent time-consuming cutting process. 

Arils Are Not Simply Seeds

Pomegranate seeds are encased in small, red arils that resemble jewels. The material contained within the arils is tart and juicy, and it surrounds the pomegranate’s white seeds.

When a pomegranate is cut only the arils and white seeds of it are edible.

Can You Chew and Swallow Pomegranate Seeds?

Yes, you can chew and swallow pomegranate seeds.

Consume pomegranate seeds along with the arils for the best results. It is perfectly safe to chew and swallow the seeds and juicy arils together. Indeed, you may enjoy the texture variations.

Nonetheless, you are not obligated to consume the seeds if you dislike their texture. Rather than swallowing them, spit them out as you would with seeded citrus, custard apple, or watermelon fruits.

Nutritional Information

Pomegranate seeds encased in juicy arils are an excellent source of antioxidants and are a low-calorie food choice. A half-cup serving contains 72 calories and 8.9 milligrams of vitamin C, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. 

This antioxidant content is one of the factors pomegranates are considered a “super food.” The antioxidant content is three times that of green tea and red wine!

Additionally, a half-cup serving contains 205 milligrams of potassium and trace amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids which are healthy for heart. The seeds contain fiber, which may help you feel fuller for longer than the arils do; however, consuming both provides 3.5 grams of fiber per half-cup.

Is It Better to Seed or Is It Not to Seed?

While pomegranate seeds are edible, they are not universally adored. Indeed, you may wish to seek only the juicy arils that encircle the seeds. You can still benefit from some of the pomegranate’s nutritional benefits without eating the seeds. The choice is entirely subjective.

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