Pomegranates are one of the earliest cultivated fruits...They've been around so long that some people claim it was a pomegranate rather than an apple in the Garden of Eden. All I know is that pomegranates around the holidays are a tradition for many families. And, they're good for you, too!
Pomegranates are high in Vitamin C and potassium. They're also a good source of fiber and low in calories. Best of all, they're high in antioxidants. If you're not familiar with the fruit, the goodness is in the shiny red arils found inside. You remove the hard peel and the inner white membrane to expose the arils. Each aril is filled with delicious juice and a tiny edible seed. You can eat the arils as is, toss them in salads, or use as a garnish. You can also squeeze or blend the arils to make juice. (Be careful. The juice stains!) When you're picking a pomegranate, the heavier the fruit, the juicier it will be.
Visit www.pomegranates.org for some good tips and recipes as well as instructions on an easy 3-step process to enjoy your pomegranate.
Whatever you do, hurry to Daisy Mae's Market at Findlay Market to pick up some pomegranates today. They'll probably only be here until January!