First Fruits: Poms

1st October, 2013

It’s one of the first fruits in the Bible.  Regal and precious.  Today it’s not rare but it still holds a kind of poise, still precious and not cheap.  Of course I’m going to tell you all about the benefits so here goes…  First up, thanks to the seeds there’s 11g of fiber, about 51g of carbs, vitamins K and C in good amounts, and it’s a good source of folate.  That’s on average a 4″ diameter pom.  Pomegranates are known to reduce the risk of many cancers*.  You see poms have polyphenols {called ellagitannins} which are also responsible for the gorgeous red color.  But let me tell you, that gorgeous red is a stainer.  Under no circumstance must you allow it to accidentally touch your fine fabrics.  Especially white clothes because your favorite LWD** will become your little pink dress.

It’s peak season for this first fruit (October through January) and I could already see them popping at my local Ralphs.  The juice from the pomegranate has been found to slow the growth of prostate cancer cells.  It’s pretty major, like a big deal.  Although I haven’t personally put it in my own salads ***I do love it in salads when I eat out.  And just this past weekend I saw it deliciously and decadently sauced and served up on an episode of Master Chef.  The Junior edition.  With 8 year olds cooking!

Whaaaaaaaat?????

When I was 8 I was ripping them open and chewing the seeds, with my bare hands.  Gosh times have changed.

Look I’m the non-expert expert… just watch the whites!

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*Your doctor’s recommendations supersede any claims made anywhere.

**LWD – Little White Dress

*** Because I need to get a little more gourmet in the kitchen.

 

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