Friday, January 2, 2015

Super food - how to cut Pomegranates!

Pomegranates are the ultimate super-food, but don't let them intimidate you!  I spent years avoiding certain fruits because I didn't want to cut them or learn. There is literally too much to lose by not eating pomegranate seeds. 

Here are just a few benefits:
Benefits of Poms
  • Most powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits
  • Potent anti-cancer and immune supporting effects
  • Inhibits abnormal platelet aggregation that could cause heart attacks, strokes and embolic disease
  • Lowers cholesterol and other cardiac risk factors
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Shown to promote reversal of atherosclerotic plaque in human studies
  • May have benefits to relieve or protect against depression and osteoporosis 
Here's an easy way to cut:

Here are the tools needed to cut and de-seed

The top of the pom (the stem) should be facing you...so flip this picture so it's  facing you.

Cut in half


Fill bowl with water, tap outside of shell with a wooden spoon (fairly hard) and work the seeds out with your other hand.

The white pulp will float to the top.  Scoop out with a spoon.

Strain the remaining and you are left with glorious seeds! 




Here's a link to some ways to eat pomegranates: Ways to eat Poms

My favorite way is to make a Pomegranate smoothie and add them as crunch on top.  Try adding them to your salads with a balsamic vinaigrette or with almond butter toast.  Yum!






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