Friday, April 4, 2014

Health Benefits and uses of Pomegranate

My weekly trips to the grocery store are always filled with veggies, fresh meats and an abundance of fruits. One of my favorites and one that is almost always in my shopping cart is pomegranate (if it is in season).
I grew up eating pomegranate in Jamaica, though they are a different variety than the deep red ones here in America, they are both equally tart, super juicy and delicious. Among other scrumptious descriptions, they are said to be one of the new super foods and boasts a host of health benefits. I am not in position to confirm nor deny these claims, but Dr. Fuhrman and Dr. Oz have both endorsed this delicious fruit as one to include in our diets as often as possible for the many health benefits.
Juicy Goodness
Juicy Goodness

  • You can use pomegranate in your salads for a texture and a nice burst of juice.
  • You can juice it or buy the drink for a refreshing thirst quencher
  • You can eat it as a snack to replace a candy or other high caloric midday craving "satisfier"
  • You can juice it and make a fantastic marinate for meats and seafood
  • You can use it as a beautiful addition to your cheese and crackers platter
  • You can juice it and add a tbsp to fluff, cream cheese and vanilla for a yummy fruit dip
  • I'm sure you can figure out other things that would be greatly complemented with this super food
So if you have never had a pomegranate before, give it a try, you won't regret it. And if you are a regular, try using it in a different way to add a little pizzazz to your dish or snack options. You can buy them for $2-$3 depending on where you are in the country. Enjoy one of my addictions, hopefully you'll become addicted, too.