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How Many Calories In A Pomegranate?

There are not many calories in a pomegranate with regard to other fruits, but the time it takes to eat one may try your patience, especially if you are hungry.  One regular sized pomegranate, the size you often see in the grocery store, contains about 100 calories.  There are approximately 3-5 calories that derive from fat and the rest are just plain calories from energy.

In one large pomegranate there are less than 0.5 grams of fat, 405 mg of potassium, and just over 25 grams of complex carbohydrates.  In the entire pomegranate there is one gram of dietary fiber, which aids in providing bulk to your stomach and keeping you fuller for longer periods of time.  Pomegranate is not considered a bulky fiber fruit, but does its share in keeping you satiated because of the small amount of fiber found in the fruit.

Pomegranates provide a wide array of nutrients and vitamins that are good for you.  Pomegranates are known for their antioxidant properties which aid in removing toxins and preventing free radicals from taking over.  Research shows that pure pomegranate juice or eating the fruit regularly can actually lower bad cholesterol and prevent a variety of cancers. There are also studies that indicate the fruit prevents and improves the onset of heart disease.

Pomegranates are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, vitamin A and folate.

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