Pomegranate Power

Pomegranate

When it comes to a healthy fruit, people can’t stop raving about pomegranates. And rightfully so — considering this deep red fruit is not only high in vitamin C, potassium and iron, but is also bursting (sometimes literally) with antioxidants. Studies (detailed here) have also shown that the antioxidants found in pomegranates (and/or their juice) have been proven to help ward off cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging!

One of the trickiest parts about this fruit, is actually getting to the fruit itself. I choose to just take the extremely careful route, cutting and cracking open the outside and eating out the juicy seeds, however there are much better ways to eat it, especially since this juice leaves the most impossible stain (trust me).

Pomegranates are in season right now, so next time you are at the grocery store (or farmers market if you live near the west coast), pick out a good one, carefully remove the seeds, and eat them plain, or find some really great recipes here or here.

Posted in Chew On This by Rhaya on November 5, 2007 | Permalink | No Comments

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