Superfood Pomegranate

Pomegranate fruit

Superfood Pomegranate

Superfood Pomegranate

 

POMEGRANATE is a SUPERFOOD!

 

Polyphenols benefits

A 1/2 cup of the red pods with their seeds inside provide 15% of daily recommended Vitamin C 18% of Vitamin K and 14% of daily fiber. Pomegranates also contain folate, copper, and magnesium

Polyphenols, powerful antioxidants are responsible for the bright red color of the seeds. They provide  protection against the development of cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Selecting a Pomegranate

The juiciest pomegranates will have shiny unblemished skin and for its size, it will feel heavy. Be careful that the shine is not due to a wax protective covering that may have been added to the exterior for appearance’s sake.

Consuming this fruit is easy and delicious.

It can be drunk as in many different juices. It can be added to salads, baked with pies or cakes or popular foods such as chicken or duck.  It can even be eaten frozen. Our related Pinterest page offers some consumption options for your review.

Pomegranates have to ripen on the tree as they do not ripen after harvesting. You can store pomegranates in a cool, dry place for a few weeks, or refrigerate for one to two months. The refrigerated arils will keep for about a week. If frozen they will keep for a year. 

If juiced it should be used within a few days.

Removing the Arils

Make an X at the top of the pomegranate and insert it into a bowl of water. Submerge the fruit and peel apart at each section of the X. Carefully remove the arils from the membrane. The arils will sink while the membrane floats.



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