Celebrated since ancient times as a symbol of vitality and abundance, the pomegranate actually does offer health benefits that are more that just mythical.
December 08, 2009
1 of 8Oxmoor House
Superfood: Pomegranates 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.
2 of 8Photo: Jan Smith
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail Recipe 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.
3 of 8Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Spinach Pomegranate Salad With Pears and Hazelnuts
Spinach Pomegranate Salad With Pears and Hazelnuts Recipe 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.
4 of 8Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Orange-Basmati Salad with Pine Nuts and Pomegranate Seeds
Pumpkin-Orange Cake Recipe 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.