I was strolling through the farmer’s market and I caught sight of the plump pomegranates, now in season, and their beautiful ruby red seeds.
By: Ajableu Oldham
I confess, I opened and ate a pomegranate for the first time this year. The sweet tangy juice and then crunch of the tender ruby red seeds… I’m hooked.
How To Open A Pomegranate
Have you ever opened a pomegranate? Learn how to open it really quickly and easily in the featured video by Mama Natural.
Thanksgiving Recipes With Pomegranates To Try
Click through the slideshow above to view our favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes with pomegranates, and click the links below to view the blogger’s website.
- Simple Oat Waffles By Veggie On A Penny
- Loaded Hummus By What’s Gaby Cooking
- Maple Roasted Carrots In Tahini-Sauce By Closet Cooking
- Pomegranate Coconut Chia Pudding By Chef Vicky
Speaking of desserts, serve up this regal recipe for Victoria Spongecake at your Thanksgiving table.
The Benefits Of Pomegranates
Pomegranates are excellent fruits to snack on and garnish dishes with. They are high in vitamin C and potassium and are a great source of fiber. They’re filled with sugar, so you can sometimes use it as a sweetener that’s low in calories.
Pomegranate juice is high in three different types of polyphenols, a potent form of antioxidants. The three types: tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid – are present in many fruits, but fresh pomegranate juice contains particularly high amounts of all three (pomegranates.org).
Craving something hearty and savory? Try this recipe for Mapo tofu with Crimini mushrooms and red rice!
Pomegranates As Symbols
In art, pomegranates are the Christian symbol of the Resurrection. Pomegranates may also refer to the story of Persephone, the Greco-Roman goddess queen of the underworld and wife of the Hades. She was also the goddess of spring, who returned from the underworld every spring to regenerate the earth to visit her mother, Demeter.
Pomegranates are powerful symbols because of their bright red color and bulging shape.
Look out for them in your dreams, in artwork, in films – or place them under the Christmas tree to symbolize gratitude and abundance.
Also on KimberlyElise.com: Living In Gratitude, From Kimberly Elise & The Editors
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How do you use pomegranates? Share with us in the comments!