Although pomegranates may look intimidating when you see all those seeds if you’re not familiar with eating them, these are some of the best summer fruits to try for their delicious taste and nutritional benefits. Pomegranates contain vitamins A, B, and C, as well as fiber, potassium, calcium, and iron. They also have an exotic taste that’s tart, sweet, and refreshing.
Here are some ways to get more pomegranates into your diet and how to prepare them if you choose fresh pomegranates from the market.
Removing Pomegranate Seeds
One thing to keep in mind is that you can certainly eat pomegranate fruits without any special preparation or recipes. To do this, you’ll want to first roll the piece of fruit around in your hands to loosen up the seeds. Then cut just the skin of the fruit down the middle (or in quarters or sixths) and squeeze the fruit a little while hitting the exterior surface of the pomegranate with a wooden spoon over a bowl. Make sure to use some force because gently tapping the pomegranate won’t release the seeds. Pick out the white membrane that remains and discard this portion.
Another method of pomegranate seed removal involves submerging pomegranate halves in a bowl of water, so try a couple methods to see which one works best for you. Just don’t toss out the seeds because they are edible, as well as the small pit, and this is where the fiber of the fruit comes from.
Pomegranate Usage Ideas
Once you’ve mastered the art of de-seeding a pomegranate, you can get creative with eating this delicious fruit in a variety of ways. One of the easiest things you can do with pomegranate is add it to a smoothie along with other whole fruits and healthy ingredients. You can add pomegranate seeds to salads or as a topping for desserts. You can also add pomegranates seeds into guacamole for an interesting twist on your favorite dip. Pomegranate can be added to yogurt, ice cream, and oatmeal.
Of course, there are lots of recipes that you can make that include pomegranate as an ingredient, but these are some very easy ways to get more in your diet without even needing to cook.
Natural Pomegranate Supplements
If you dislike the taste of pomegranate, don’t have access to fresh pomegranates where you live, or simply don’t want to deal with all those seeds, Seagate can help. Seagate Pomegranate capsules contain freeze-dried whole pomegranate that’s 100% pure with no fillers or chemicals. Whole pomegranates are delivered to Seagate’s plant on the day they are harvested and then washed and chopped into small pieces to expose the seeds and retain the juice. These capsules are a great way to get the nutrition of a pomegranate because the powder they contain is essentially the whole fruit with only the moisture removed.