Pomegranates date back to the Greek goddess, Aphrodite, where she was said to have planted the first pomegranate tree. Because of their many seeds, pomegranates are often associated with fertility and abundance. Who knew?
The juice of pomegranates also pack a huge antioxidant punch, which help protect the brain and other parts of the body from the damage of free radicals, which play a huge role in prevention of chronic diseases.
Be on the look out for these lovely fruits- they begin to pop up in stores from September to January and can jazz up any dish or be enjoyed all by their pretty-selves!
Five Ways to Enjoy Pomegranates:
- Sprinkled in oatmeal or cold cereal
2. In yogurt
3. On a salad
4. In a festive drink
5. Or savor their flavor all on their own