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Pom Poms for Pomegranates

I will wholeheartedly become a cheerleader when it comes to pomegranates. Not only does this fruit make a great decorative centerpiece on your table, it is full of tasty little seeds that can add a little zing to many dishes. Although the flavor is considered tart, the pomegranate crosses the line of savory and sweet. Nutritionally speaking, the beautiful garnet colored juicy seeds inside are high in antioxidants that not only protect your blood lipids from the nasty act oxidation; they also help prevent plaque build up on arteries. Pomegranates are also a great source of potassium.

I feel the most timely pomegranate fact is they are in season now. The seeds make a great addition to any fall salad and are tasty scattered over roasted squash. The juice of the fruit makes a fine addition to any cocktail too. Just beware the beautiful juice can stain, not only your hands but your clothes too.

Confused about how to reach those powerful little seeds? Don't worry because my gal Yum can teach you. Just read How to Seed a Pomegranate.

Do you like pomegranates? Tell me your favorite way to eat them in the comment section below.

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zacatecanita zacatecanita 8 years
I love pomegranates!
zacatecanita zacatecanita 8 years
I love pomegranates!
Tamma1387 Tamma1387 8 years
OOOh. i LOVE pomegranates. when i'm feeling ambitious, i like to put them(the seeds) in my fruit smoothies.
melda melda 8 years
I love pomegranates we have many pomegranate trees in our yard
ashley1 ashley1 8 years
oooh poms are my favorite!! i cut it in half and put all the seeds in the bowl and just eat them. sooo yummy!
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
I have always loved Pomegranates, yum!!
sailing-chick sailing-chick 8 years
It's really funny that these are a popular friut - being Italian we've been eating these things since I was a little girl! My favorite way of eating them is to pick out each individual seed and eat it
luckykarma luckykarma 8 years
I had the most delicious drink at Ruby Tuesday's the other day. It was pomegranate lemonade and it was just scrumptious! Even if you don't like Ruby Tuesday's, its so worth going to just for that drink!
laurelm laurelm 8 years
cut in half, take a wooden spoon and whack the side of it a couple times- a tip from Nigella, works great!
emalove emalove 8 years
I love pomegranates and pomegranate juice. I mix it with a little seltzer water and it's so good (and good for you)!
moonischasingme1 moonischasingme1 8 years
I like them, but I always seem to make a mess with them!
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i love them. been loving since chilhood, but i hate the stained hands and nails. and also it splashes a lot, so i have to wear special clothes... but i love the time spent with this wonderful fruit. i usually watch a movie or 2 episodes of shows, like desperate housewives to finish of one piece! it takes an hour :) so funny, huh? i can eat an apple in 3 minutes, but it takes an hour to it pomegranate :) and it's on sale now :) that's way I buy it. but i was actually wondering, what's the point of eat the fruit of actually you can only manage to suck out the juice but don;t get a lot of fiber... maybe juice is a better option? the same amount of nutrition.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i love them. been loving since chilhood, but i hate the stained hands and nails. and also it splashes a lot, so i have to wear special clothes... but i love the time spent with this wonderful fruit. i usually watch a movie or 2 episodes of shows, like desperate housewives to finish of one piece! it takes an hour :) so funny, huh? i can eat an apple in 3 minutes, but it takes an hour to it pomegranate :)and it's on sale now :) that's way I buy it.but i was actually wondering, what's the point of eat the fruit of actually you can only manage to suck out the juice but don;t get a lot of fiber... maybe juice is a better option? the same amount of nutrition.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
My dad used to let us pick out one piece of "exotic" produce each week at the store so we wouldn't beg for candy (smart man!). My sis and I sometimes would both get a nice big pomegranate and we LOVED them. I haven't eaten one in a while, but I should get one and eat it...they are delicious!
disa disa 8 years
love em!!! I usually throw a handful of seeds with sprouted mung beans and diced cucumbers and a little salt,pepper,lemon juice and pinch of sugar and salt... Yum Yum!!! Good for lunch or snack!
pixelhaze pixelhaze 8 years
That's so funny, I tried one for the first tme a few days ago and loved it! Thaks for the ideas on how to use it, the salad and bagel idea sound yum. . .
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
Yay! I just bought my first one of the season, and all day I've been thinking about how excited I am to seed it and eat it when I get home!
wiggle wiggle 8 years
i put them on salad. i think i am going to have to get some next time i go to the store.
allisonblue allisonblue 8 years
I loooooooooove pomegranates! I will have to conquer my fears, and make a valiant attempt at seeding one this year.
blondewithbangs blondewithbangs 8 years
my dad has grown them for years. I love them but they are a huge pain in the butt to eat. Digging out the little seeds, and the horrible staining.
melodylg melodylg 8 years
I like the seeds sprinkled on top of my oatmeal or used in place of jam on a bagel with light cream cheese. I got addicted to them last year, and I'm so glad they are back!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
They are yumyum! The only thing I hate is the mess that they make, and they stain REALLY bad too :(
rubialala rubialala 8 years
I like the fruit, but I'd rather have something with the fruit in it, like a drink.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 8 years
I love them! I haven't had one and seeded it since I was young. Maybe it's time to start up again. Not sure if my son even has tasted them.
suheilly13 suheilly13 8 years
It is also very beautiful in a fruit bowl.
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