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What Are Pomegranate Arils?

Pomegranate fruit is one of the healthiest foods available to humans, and regular consumption in modest amounts can lead to many health improvements.

However, cleaning and consuming pomegranate is a constant source of questions like how, what, and similar. Thus, many people wonder, what are pomegranate arils?

Published: September 28, 2022.

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For Short: A pomegranate aril is a specialized outgrowth from the pomegranate seed that completely covers the pomegranate seed - each pomegranate seed is surrounded by a sweet and juicy cover, also known as a pomegranate aril. In short, a pomegranate aril is a pomegranate seed pod.


When making pomegranate juice, the pomegranate seeds are removed - some people like pomegranate seeds, and some don't.

In any case, pomegranate seeds are loaded with fibers, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and antioxidants, and having them regularly can be rather beneficial to human health.

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Personally, pomegranates are best fresh, although it takes some time to clean them. 

Also, pomegranate juice can be very refreshing, especially when mixed with blueberries, blackberries, grapes, lemons, and even cranberries.

Note: Commercially available pomegranate juices are usually loaded with additional sugars, so if possible, make your own all-natural, pomegranate juice.

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