It is a big round fruit with a thick, inedible skin that ranges in color from light pink to deep red. The fruit is filled with seeds, or arils, that are encased in a juicy, translucent flesh. Pomegranate seeds are edible and are often eaten fresh or used in a variety of dishes and beverages. The fruit is a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, and dietary fiber, and is believed to have various health benefits. Pomegranate is often eaten fresh, but it can also be juiced, made into jams and jellies, or dried and used as a garnish or ingredient in various dishes.