Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Healthy Delicious Organic Pomegranate Arils

Pomegranate means "seeded apple" in Latin.

The juicy delicious red arils inside a pomegranate contains about 600 seeds and are surrounded by a membrane called the pith, which is bitter.

The arils are low in calories, high in fiber, vitamin C & K and help to aid in weight management.  The arils are rich in potent antioxidants preventing against heart disease and cancer.  These powerful antioxidants also help to fight wrinkles.

I prefer to buy an organic pomegranate for approx. $1.99 instead of purchasing an 8 ounce package of pomegranate arils that costs $4.99 when you can easily unseed a pomegranate yourself.  You will end up with 8 ounces of pomegranate arils for less than the cost of buying the package.

There is an easy way to seed a pomegranate in about 15 minutes:


  1. Cut the crown (blossom end) off the pomegranate, removing with it some of the pale-yellow pith.  Take care not to pierce the seeds within.
  2. Lightly score the skin in quarters from stem to crown end.
  3. Immerse the scored fruit in a large bowl of cool water and soak for 5 minutes.  Holding the fruit underwater, break sections apart with your fingers, separating the seeds from membrane.  The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl.
  4. Discard skin and membranes.  Drain the seeds and dry on paper towel. Refrigerate dried arils in a container or plastic bag.  

Toss these delicious crunchy sweet arils on your salad!   Add them to your favorite smoothies or juice.

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