At the Amigos Garden, our perimeter is surrounded by pomegranate trees and during the fall season, they seem to be decorated with red ornaments. You will often find our gardeners and volunteers in the garden snacking on these delicious fruits, but did you know that they are more than just a tasty treat?
Pomegranates are high in dietary fiber, folic acid, and vitamins C and K; they are packed with nutrients and are a great addition to our fall diets. Pomegranates have many health benefits, and the following are some of the advantages that UCLA Health has studied for over 20 years:
- Heart health benefits
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Urinary health support
- Digestive health benefits
- Antimicrobial properties that fight oral germs that cause gum disease and bad breath
So if you come across some pomegranates, grab a few and take them home to snack on, garnish salads, or make some juice!