Celebrated since ancient times as a symbol of vitality and abundance, the pomegranate actually does offer health benefits
that are more that just mythical.
Pomegranates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits and have long been considered a symbol of immortality, fertility, and
abundance. Enjoy the benefits of this fruit in the edible seeds and the sweet-tart juice. Just one glass of pomegranate juice
has the same polyphenol content as two glasses of red wine, four glasses of cranberry juice, or 10 cups of green tea. It's
also an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, and calcium.
Include a big splash of nutrients in your cocktail by using pomegranate juice as a mixer. If you want to make this a non-alcoholic
sparkling beverage, replace the vodka with an equal amount of the sparkling water.
Spinach Pomegranate Salad With Pears and Hazelnuts
Get a double dose of pomegranates by using both the juice and the seeds in this colorful spinach salad. In addition to the
antioxidants in the pomegranate, you get vitamins A and C, folic acid and fiber from the spinach and some hearty-healthy vitamin
E from the nuts.
Prepare this colorful fruit salsa when pomegranates are in season–typically August through December. With oranges and green
onions, it's certainly a winter salsa and a perfect balance for the spicy shrimp.
Top this tasty pumpkin cake with a ring of mandarin oranges and fill the center with jewel-toned pomegranate seeds for a stunning
presentation as well as the added benefits of flavor, vitamin C, potassium, and calcium.