Eat, Drink & Be Kari

Pondering Pomegranates???

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Pomegranates:

  • High in Antioxidants
  • Contains 50% of recommended daily dose of Vitamin C
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Aids Weight Management
  • Prevention of Heart Disease & Cancer (phytochemicals called polypheols)
  • Good for your Whole Body (Heart & Blood Vessels)
  • Fights Cell Damage & Helps Strong Healthy Bones (Vitamin K)
  • Helps Depression
  • Prevents Muscle Cramps (Vitamin B5)
  • High in Fiber & Low in Calories (3/4 Cup has 4 g Dietary Fiber and about 83 Calories)
Pomegranate arils

Pomegranate Arils

The word “Pomegranate” is Latin and means “seeded apple”.  Each fruit contains about 600 seeds called arils.  The arils are edible part of the fruit, not the white pith.  There are numerous methods to harvest the seeds.  I have tried various approaches, and have found my favorite.  The Water Bath Method is what works best for me.  And, I’m happy to share it with you!  Pomegranates are messy and can stain, but if you know how to get the seeds out properly, it is well worth it!  Toss them on salads, overtop meat, pasta or you can also float them in a festive drink!

Look at the vibrant color

Look at the vibrant color

How to Seed a Pomegranate

The Pomegranate

1: Buy a Pomegranate and Locate a Knife

Step 2: Slice it in Half

Step 2: Slice it in Half

3:

3: Admire the beautiful flowerlike design of the Seeds

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4: Get ready a Large Bowl of cool water and quarter the Pom

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5: Making sure the Pom quarter is entirely covered by the water, start popping the seeds out with your fingers

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6: Don’t worry about being gentle.  Some take a little more force.  Should be clean of seeds when finished.

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7: Repeat with other quarters.  The seeds will sink to the bottom and the pith will float to the top for easy removal.

8: Scoop out the floating pith with your hands, and drain seeds into a strainer.

8: Scoop out the floating pith with your hands, and drain seeds into a strainer.

You will be surprised how many arils come out of just one single pomegranate!

9; TaDa!!! You will be surprised how many arils come out of just one single pomegranate!

Pretty Simple, eh?

Now, take the GORGEOUS fruits of you labor, and ENJOY!!!

Now, take the GORGEOUS fruits of you labor, and ENJOY!!!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND:

Making a Festive Beverage

Making a Festive Beverage

Pomegranate Arils, Pama Liquor & Prosecco

CHEERS!!!!

(You can also substitute Pomegranate Juice for the Liquor and Champagne or Sparkling Wine for the Prosecco).

And I give you, The Cham-Pom

And I give you, The Cham-Pom

eat.drink.be

Kari

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