Pomegranate seeds are delicious little jewels. For a while, during peak season, I was eating two a week. That's a lot of good healthy antioxidants!
Did you know pomegranates grow on trees about as big as your typical apple tree here on the east coast? I was visiting a friend in California right at the start of the season and her tree was already full! I picked about 20 pomegranates that were perfectly ripe. It was quite an experience!
Though eating pomegranate seeds plain is great, here are
a few other ideas to get your "creative juices" flowing:
put them through a proper juicer, the flavor is amazing. I have yet to find any jarred pomegranate juice that even comes close to this fresh juice. You can toss them into a warm rice salad or a cold kale salad. Try adding some to your favorite chili or soup recipe, or just enjoy them with a delicious cheese! These seeds can be added to pretty much anything and they will give your dish a delicious burst of juice in every bite.
Below is one of my favorite treats!
YOGURT WITH POMEGRANATE SEEDS
6oz 0% Fage Yogurt
1 tbsp walnuts, roughly chopped
2-3 tbsp fresh pomegranate seeds
1 tbsp maple syrup or 1 tbsp local honey
The flavor combination of these ingredients is a real treat! ENJOY!