I love pomegranates! I was first introduced to the pomegranate from my grandmother when I was really young. She showed me how to peel the fruit and take the seeds out. The first time I tried the Pomegranate I was so intrigued by the little seeds which look like little sparkly gemstones. What was even better was the taste!
If you haven’t tried one I highly recommend you buying one and give it a shot. You can get 1 for about $1.50 on sale, not bad. Some people think they are annoying to peel apart but I think it is a fun process, just be careful not to wear a white shirt while eating it, because it can stain.
The fruit is usually eaten by hand, you make some small incisions on the thick skin and then break it apart. There are tiny sacs that you pull out, and trust me these little sacs pack a lot of flavor. Marc said it has a similar taste to cranberry juice, so I guess you can say it has a tart flavor! If you want to you can peel apart the whole fruit and place everything in a bowl of cold water so the pomegranate seeds sink to the bottom and the pump floats at top. This makes it a little easier to separate. Or you can eat as you go like me!!
Now lets talk nutrition. Pomegranates are a great low calorie snack… they are a good source of Vitamin C which we know helps boost immunity, they contain a good amount of fiber with about 4g per 1/2 cup of seeds, they are loaded with vitamins & minerals and the best part is Pomegranates are considered to be a superfood!!
You can pack them up in individual baggies for a great nutritional snack on the go!
Have you had a pomegranate before? If not give it a try!