|Demystifying the Pomegranate|
|Written by Patricia Conte|
Pomegranates are gorgeous as well as delicious! They’re used in fresh table displays for their rustic beauty, in drinks for their bright color and sweet/tart taste, and in salads for added crunch, color and flavor. But, do pomegranates remain a mystery to you?
Don’t Pass Up Pomegranates this Season!
They may seem mysterious – even dangerous – to you. You’ve probably seen them often (their seeds look like little scarlet jewels), but maybe have no idea how to clean and use them. Perhaps you’ve heard they can stain clothes if you’re not careful handling them (they do stain, so take note) and that they’re hard to peel.
If you follow these few simple steps to cleaning a pomegranate, you’ll have no reason to forego this fantastic fruit. Along with their taste and beauty, they’re loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber, and are low in calories (half a cup of these yummy seeds has about 70 calories).
Simple Steps to Prep a Pomegranate:
Organic Authority has several great ideas for turning your passion for pomegranates into delicious treats. Take a look at some of these great recipes:
Organic Cherry, Pomegranate and Persimmon Relish
Organic Mache Salad with Fuyu Persimmons, Pomegranate Seeds and Candied Spiced Nuts
Osso Buco Served with Wild Mushroom Risotto
Now that the mystery has been revealed, consider the many ways to include pomegranates in your dishes. They won’t be around for too much longer (through January), so take advantage of this festive, delicious fruit!