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Eating for Your Health: Pomegranate

Holiday Pomegranate Fruit Salad

Pomegranates are high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, manganese, and potassium.    Pomegranates have shown to be effective against heart disease and certain types of cancer.  And, during the holidays, you see them everywhere.  They are one of the few holiday foods you can eat without guilt.  They are great as salad toppers, in fruit salads, as cookie or candy add-ins, or right by themselves!  

If you are intimidated about getting the arils out of the pomegranate, there are quite a few tutorials out there on the internet, and I have even seen them at the grocery store already seeded in containers.  I grew up eating pomegranates and just cut them open and scrape the seeds out with a spoon.

This delicious fruit salad has not only pomegranate arils, but also citrus and star fruit and only two teaspoons of sugar and one tablespoon of healthy olive oil.

Holiday Fruit Salad

Holiday Fruit Salad


  • The arils of two medium pomegranates
  • 1 red grapefruit, peeled, sectioned and sections halved
  • 1 large orange, peeled and sliced horizontally
  • 1 star fruit, sliced horizontally
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/8 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsps. sugar


  1. Toss together pomegranate arils, grapefruit, orange, and star fruit.
  2. Whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour over fruit and toss to coat.

Source:  Nutrition and You

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