Did you know it is officially pomegranate season (September through February)? Why am I even asking, of course you have had your calendar highlighted for months, right?
…yeah, me neither.
But I saw a bucket full of the little beauties in the store the other day and had to try one out!
Because they’re pretty 🙂
Oh yeah, and they have 3 different types of polyphenols (potent antioxidants), are full of vitamin C (good for cold season for those of us that didn’t get the flu shot), have about 1/2 the potassium of a banana, and you can eat a whole 1/2 cup of arils for only 80 calories!
Although the juice of these suckers STAIN (meaning don’t wear your wedding dress to open one of ‘em), there are 3 easy steps that will make harvesting the arils a breeze.
1. Cut off the top
2. Cut to divide into sections
3. Stick the sections into a bowl of water (to eliminate more juice being sprayed everywhere) and roll the arils out with your fingers.
4. Rinse in a strainer and pick out the fibrous white parts that made it into the bowl, then ENJOY!!
They are the perfect color for the holiday season!
Hubbs loved ‘em!!!
I’ll be honest, it does take about 15 minutes to dissect one of these bad boys, but you do end up with a lot of arils! We snacked on them all yesterday afternoon and I still had plenty leftover for breakfast this morning…
What’s you favorite way to eat a pomegranate?