Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pomegranates made easy!

I love pomegranates but what is a pomegranate anyways?
I am here to answer that question and show you the absolute easiest way to prepare your pomegranate for eating....

The little red arils are the part of the fruit you eat. That is it nothing else. Although it looks very deceiving there are A TON of these little arils hiding in the pomegranate. Once you start tearing into it you will be amazed by the amount of fruit there is to actually consume.

I love topping my plain greek yogurt or cottage cheese with these yummy "baby" fruit as my nephews call it... well really BAY BAY fruit LOL 

*Science Blurb entered Here*

Pomegranates are a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Potassium, and fiber. It has been shown in

 laboratory trials, juice of the pomegranate may be effective in reducing heart disease risk factors by lowering LDL cholesterol. Pomegranates have also been shown to reduce systolic blood pressure in those patients suffering from hypertension.

And for those of you that hate flossing.... Pomegranate extracts have antibacterial effects against dental plaque. So does that mean I can eat more pomegranates and not floss as much??? HMMM I wonder what my dentist would have to say about that one...tehe

So now that you know the amazing health benefits now its time to learn how to eat these pesky little buggers.

Pomegrantes can be a crazy messy snack which leave your hands, shirt, pants, couch, counters, and even pets (if they are in firing range lol) stained red. Well not anymore... here is the easiest way to de-"seed" if you will and store these tasty arils.

First fill up a large bowl with enough water to submerge the pomegranate. 

While pushing the pomegranate under water use your fingers to separate the arils from the inedible white parts of the fruit. 
 The arils will sink to the bottom and the inedible parts will float to the top.

 remove the white parts floating in the bowl and drain the water. Then place the arils in a container topped with a damp paper towel. This will stay in the fridge for a few months as long as every few days you change out paper towels.

Ciao and baby fruit


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