Have you ever cut open a pomegranate, yourself!? They’re one of the most nutritious fruits on earth – plus they are sweet and delicious!
But if you’ve never tried them before, they can look a little intimidating. Once you get the hang of cutting them open and scooping out the seeds, you’ll definitely be a fan.
The arils (seeds) inside them are power-packed with micronutrients. Researchers say two of the compounds inside pomegranates – punicalagins and punicic acid – give them their nutritional punch.
Pomegranates have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. PLUS, the juice may cut your risk of heart disease.
Pomegranates also help lower blood pressure, ease arthritis pain, and are good for brain function. Plus … they can help with workout/athletic performance.
There’s also some evidence pomegranates fight prostate and breast cancer.
Add them to salads, smoothies, or stir them into plain Greek yogurt. Yum!
- Quick Tip: to cut open a pomegranate, chop off the top and slice through the white “pith” to create separate segments. Open the segments outward to scoop out the seeds.
Call this a decadent breakfast … anytime snack … or even a guest-worthy dessert!
And it’s good-for-you, too.
POMEGRANATE WITH YOGURT & HONEY (serves 1)
½ pomegranate, seeded
½ cup (75 g) plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp pecan or walnut pieces
1 tbsp honey
Seed the pomegranate and place the arils in a serving dish. Add the yogurt, and sprinkle nuts on top.
Drizzle with honey. Enjoy!