Celebrated since ancient times as a symbol of vitality and abundance, the pomegranate actually does offer health benefits that are more that just mythical.
Superfood: PomegranatesPomegranates 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.
Sparkling Pomegranate CocktailInclude 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 HazelnutsGet 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.
Orange-Basmati Salad with Pine Nuts and Pomegranate SeedsNot only do the pomegranate seeds add color to this beautiful salad, they're also a good source of heart-healthy potassium.
Pork Medallions with Pomegranate-Cherry SauceTop tender pork tenderloin with a sweet and tangy sauce that's packed with disease-fighting antioxidants as well as flavor.
Blackened Shrimp with Pomegranate-Orange SalsaPrepare 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.
Rice Pudding with Pomegranate SyrupEnjoy a guilt-free dessert that's low in fat and high in vitamin C because of the pomegranate syrup and seeds.
Pumpkin-Orange CakeTop 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.