Part of good diabetes management is eating healthy foods. Are you looking for a nutritious snack? Pomegranates are usually available from October through January. They're the perfect winter fruit.
Pomegranates are full of fiber, and are rated high on the list of healthiest foods.
Nutrition Facts for Pomegranates
1 Pomegranate (3-3/8" dia.): Calories - 105, Fiber - 0.9 grams, Carbohydrates - 26.4 grams
1/2 cup arils (seed/juice sacs): Calories - 59, Fiber - 0.5 grams, Carbohydrates - 14.9 grams
Pomegranates can be a little intimidating to open up. They have a thick skin and hundreds of little juice sacs called arils. The arils are the edible part.
What's the best way to prepare a pomegranate? About.com's Guide to Gourmet Food has a step-by-step guide.
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