Pomegranates are ancient fruits native to the Middle East. The pomegranate is a very healthy fruit indeed. One pomegranate that is 3-3/8 inches in diameter has 105 calories and about 25 grams of sugar. Pomegranates are a great source of potassium, and pomegranate juice contains antioxidants that will help to protect your blood lipids from oxidation. Pomegranate juice may also help to prevent prostate cancer and helps to prevent plaque build up in your arteries.
Pomegranate seeds have been studied and appear to enhance immune function as well as help keep blood lipid levels healthy.