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22 Reasons Pomegranates Are The World's Most Wonderful Fruit

It's hard to be loved by so many.

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1. It's a truth universally acknowledged — that pomegranates are the world's most wonderful fruit.

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2. People all over the world have loved this deliciously red and round beauty for ages.

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Pomegranates are native to Iran and Iraq, and traditionally infuse cuisines from the Middle East to the South Caucasus — and lots of delicious places in between.

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4. Yes, pomegranates can be a bit strenuous to open and quick to stain anything they touch.

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10. No matter your de-seeding style, the end result is the same: You get to bask in the fruit's mouth-watering glory.

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13. And homemade yogurt parfait.

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Or yogourt, depending on your time zone.

14. Don't forget drinks, of any persuasion.

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15. Pomegranates also pair well with salad greens.

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16. And can top off any dessert.

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17. Really, they taste great with just about anything, from chicken to rice to beans.

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18. Because what makes pomegranates so wonderful is that everyone loves them.

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And if someone says they don't like pomegranates, then they 1) probably haven't tried the fruit or 2) are lying.

19. Sure, pomegranates have become a bit fetishized these days, with everything from juice to jelly beans on display.

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20. But on the plus side, there are now many more ways to get your pomegranate fix.

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22. So embrace your love for the world's most wonderful fruit.

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Former BuzzFeed World Reporter, Current BuzzFeed News Contributor

Contact Miriam Berger at miriam.berger+done@buzzfeed.com.

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