Monday, November 16, 2009
A Childhood Fave in the Spotlight
It amazes me the speed with which foods become popular and are crowned "nutritional powerhouses." Pomegranate appears to be everywhere and in everything! I remember when I was in high school and would take a pomegranate off the tree in our back yard to school for lunch. All of my friends thought I ate the strangest things. My sisters and I would play with pomegranates, feeding chickens the seeds and making "tea cups" out of the shells. I also remember deseeding the fruit so my dad could make juice and mom could make jelly.
If I knew then what I knew now, I would be stocking up and selling the magical fruit to pay for my high school hijinks. This month is apparently National Pomegranate Month, who knew the fruit would ever get it's own month! Health Central shares scientific finds relating to the health benefits of pomegranates.
While I have been deseeding pomegranates for years, I found a number of my friends had no idea how to handle the whole fruit. Here is a video from Gourmet Magazine that shows how easy it is to do yourself!
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