Fun Fall Produce: Pomegranate
Pomegranate is a beautiful fruit that can be found in season from September to January. It can be a little bit of work to eat a pomegranate, you only eat the seeds, but it is well worth it.
Nutrition: Pomegranate seeds are full of fiber, and contain a lot of Vitamin K and Vitamin C. They are also low in calories.
What to Look For: Be sure to choose pomegranates that are a deep purple-red color. They should feel heavy and have no bruising on their skin. Too much work for you eat the seeds, try 100% pomegranate juice instead.
Storage: Whole pomegranates can be stored for up to a month in an airtight bag in the refrigerator.
How to Use: When working with a whole pomegranate, cut it into quarters and then begin pulling out the individual seeds. The membrane is a little bit bitter, so you want to make sure that you just get the seeds. Here is a variety of ways to use pomegranates this fall:
- Throw the seeds on any green salad.
- Add to any bulgur or quinoa salad.
- Add half sparkling water and half pomegranate juice to make a refreshing spritzer.
- Sprinkle on top of any roasted meat.
- Just eat the seeds! They are delicious just as they are.