Pomegranates – a true superfood
At this time of year, are we not all in need of a little immune boost?
The winter months have many of us turning to vitamins to stay healthy and fend off colds and flu but did you know the vitamins and minerals in food are a much more effective way for your body to absorb their benefits?
This brings us to one of our favourite fruits (once you get through that touch exterior), pomegranates.
Why we love them: pomegranates are truly a superfood, packed full of immune boosting antioxidants. In fact, pomegranates are rated the fifth strongest antioxidant behind chocolate, elderberry, red delicious apples and granny smith apples. It’s this high antioxidant content which has been attributed to it’s ability to lower the risk of heart disease and cancer.
How to eat them: pomegranate arils make a great addition to salads, breakfast cereals and yogurt. One of the most off putting things about pomegranates is in their preparation. Check out this video for some tips on stress-free pomegranate prep.
When to buy them: pomegranates start appearing in produce departments typically in November and are abundant right now.
What to look for: firm, smooth skin without blemishes or brown spots. Store at room temperature for up to one week.