Pomegranates are my favorite fall fruit. When my sister and I were younger we used to have “Pomegranate Parties.” We would dress up in trash bags so that our clothes wouldn’t stain, and would cut into the fruit, revealing the pockets of jewel-like fruit- it was like opening a treasure chest! Little did we know that this delicious fruit is full of TONS of antioxidants.
When pomegranates are available the fruity seeds (called “arils”) can be enjoyed alone or sprinkled in fruit jello (see Pomegranate Jello made the Lunchbox). I also like to sprinkle them on winter salads for a burst of flavor and bright color. This would be a great addition to a Thanksgiving salad. Grown-ups can enjoy the seeds sprinkled on the bottom of a Pomegranate Martini as well!
Dr. Yum Tip Pomegranates are sky high in a the powerful antioxidant Punicalgin, which are thought to reduce heart disease. There are also important vitamins, like vitamin C, thiamine and folic acid, and minerals like copper and potassium.