Can We Eat Apple and Pomegranate Together? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat apple and pomegranate together or one after another. Because they have compatible tastes and qualities according to Ayurveda, and they may have synergistic benefits according to science.

Apple and pomegranate both are healthy fruits.

Apple contains fiber, vitamin C, and potassium, and pomegranate has antioxidants, folate, and vitamin K.

According to Ayurveda, apple and pomegranate can be mixed together as they have compatible tastes and qualities.

They are both sweet, sour, and astringent, and can balance the three doshas of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.

However, Ayurveda also advises to avoid eating fruits with other foods, especially dairy, as this can cause indigestion and fermentation.

But according to science, there is no evidence that apple and pomegranate have any harmful interactions when eaten together.

On the contrary, some studies suggest that they may have synergistic effects in boosting immunity, reducing inflammation, preventing cancer, and improving digestion.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating apple and pomegranate together you experience any side effects, such as bloating, gas, or acidity, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of apple and pomegranate you consume.

Because too much of any fruit can cause excess sugar intake, which can lead to weight gain, diabetes, and other health problems.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose fresh, organic, and ripe apple and pomegranate.

Because they will have more nutrients, flavor, and quality than processed, sprayed, or unripe ones.

You can also check the seeds of the pomegranate for any signs of mold or decay before eating them.

You can store apple and pomegranate in a cool, dry, and dark place for up to a week.

Do not store them in direct sunlight, heat, or moisture, as this can spoil them faster.

You can also refrigerate them for longer shelf life, but make sure to bring them to room temperature before eating them for better taste and digestion.

Finally, remember, apple and pomegranate are both nutritious and delicious fruits that can enhance your health and well-being.

They can be eaten as snacks, added to salads, smoothies, or desserts, or juiced for a refreshing drink.

However, moderation is the key, and you should also eat a balanced diet that includes a variety of other foods, such as vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, and proteins.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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