Happy Pomegranates

Pomegranates are one of the most interesting fruits both in look and taste. The name of this ancient fruit is derived from an apple and a seed. The seeds are not only delicious but are amazing for your health. Well, that is only if you can get to them. When I was little my mom would spread out a newspaper and my brother and I would each enjoy a half. Once we were finished our hands, fingers, faces and most of what we were wearing were now stained red. It would take us forever to access each and every seed. I think my mom was smart in knowing that it was the kid version of the Kong (reference dog toy). Later I have learned by cutting it up and soaking the whole fruit in water is a far easier way to extract the little gems.

IMG_0257As mentioned these sweet and sour little poms are full of health benefits. Starting with keeping your teeth clean. Great for plaque, bacteria, cavities and gingivitis. They are also a great source of fiber and pomegranate oil has proven great for arthritis and cholesterol. Lastly these amazing seeds are great sun protection. Eating pomegranates actually helps with UV damage!

IMG_0259Here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy these magical little seeds.

  • Sprinkle on top of salad.
  • Soda pop. Make a simple syrup and add soda water.
  • Add to your guacamole.
  • Fun spin as a soup topper
  • One seed at a time. Eat as is!

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  1. Pingback: Happy Arugula Salad with Brussels and Pomegranate | happyhemp

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