DISCOVER THE JUICY SECRETS OF POMEGRANATES!
Select firm, bright red to pink-blushed pomegranates that feel heavy for their size.
Leave fruit at room temperature out of direct sunlight for up to 1 week. To extend storage, keep pomegranates in the fridge for up to a month.
Using a small sharp knife, pierce the thin leathery skin and slice the fruit open. Gently squeeze the fruit then using a teaspoon, dislodge the edible ruby-red seeds from the pithy membrane.
- High vitamin C content, offering nearly 50% of the recommended daily intake.
- Anthocyanins in the red pigment may provide anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-cancer benefits.
- Pomegranates contain ellagitannins, known for their various health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, prebiotic, and cardioprotective properties.
7 DELICIOUS WAYS TO ENJOY POMEGRANATES
Pomegranate Salad: Toss fresh pomegranate arils (seeds) into a green salad for a burst of flavour and a pop of colour. They add a tangy and sweet element to the salad and pair well with ingredients like mixed greens, feta cheese, toasted nuts, and a citrus dressing.
Pomegranate Smoothie: Blend pomegranate juice with your favorited fruits like berries, bananas, and Greek yogurt to create a refreshing and nutritious smoothie. You can also add a handful of pomegranate arils for added texture.
Pomegranate Salsa: Combine pomegranate arils with diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, coriander, lime juice, and a pinch of salt to create a vibrant and flavourful salsa. It goes well with tortilla chips, grilled chicken or fish, or as a topping for tacos.
Pomegranate Glazed Chicken: Make a glaze by reducing pomegranate juice with a sweetener like honey or maple syrup, along with some spices like cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Brush the glaze onto grilled or baked chicken during the last few minutes of cooking for a deliciously sticky and tangy coating.
Pomegranate Molasses: Simmer pomegranate juice with sugar and lemon juice until it thickens into a syrupy consistency. This homemade pomegranate molasses can be used as a tangy and slightly sweet ingredient in marinades, salad dressings, sauces, and even desserts.
Pomegranate Parfait: Layer Greek yogurt, pomegranate arils, and muesli in a glass to create a delightful and nutritious parfait. You can also add honey or a drizzle of pomegranate molasses for extra sweetness.
Pomegranate Desserts: Pomegranates make a wonderful addition to various desserts. You can sprinkle pomegranate arils over ice cream, meringues, rice custards and fruit tarts. Add the to your fruit salads or
Remember to handle pomegranates carefully, as they can stain your hands and clothes. With their rich purple-red colour and delicate, almost sweet flavour, beetroot provide stunning colour for winter meals.