The pomegranate is a festive fall food that is a great boost to your health.
The inside of a pomegranate is full of inedible white pulp that surrounds arils, little red pods of pulp and juice that surround the seeds. The arils are the part that you eat.
Of late, pomegranates have received much attention for their high level of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds found as vitamins, minerals and other sources in fruits and vegetables that counter the effect of free radicals, broken-down cells that cause damage to healthy cells [source: International Food Information Council].
Antioxidants are effective at stabilizing, and thus neutralizing, free radicals before they're able to cause harm to the human body. Stabilized free radicals are then expelled as waste from the body [source: IFIC].