Nutrition

Oh My POMEGRANATE!!

May 28, 2016
Pomegranates make for the prettiest pictures...they're also a great way to get in some cholesterol-lowering, blood pressure-lowering compounds! Although they pack a powerful health punch, they're not a fruit I regularly crack into because of their high price, but today I was gifted this by my wonderful doorman as a 'thank you' for the healthy challah I recently made him. I love how healthy food can bring people together. What are you up to today? How's about sharing some of your good food with a friend? I bet they'd LOVE it

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again – pomegranate seeds are the bees knees!👌🏻 I like to call them ‘mother nature’s skittles’ – once used as a symbol of hope and abundance in many cultures, incorporated into Persian wedding ceremonies to symbolise a joyous future and eaten by Babylonian soldiers prior to battle! 💪🏻 Aside from the fact they’re an excellent source of vitamin C, K, folate, potassium and fibre, they even house plant protein (3g in 1 cup).🌱

If you haven’t tried pomegranate seeds yet, this is me urging you to give them a try! 👍🏻 Eat the seeds whole rather than drink the juice though – the juice is filled with fructose (natural fruit sugar) which can send you blood sugar levels sky high if there’s no fibre present (which helps to slow digestion). I like to throw the seeds into fresh salads for a burst of sweetness and antioxidants, but they also work really well as breakfast or cake or muffin toppings too.
Whichever way you choose to try them, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! 💗✌

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