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Pomegranates: Winter's Decadent Fruit

By , SparkPeople Blogger
As a child I remember seeing in my Grandmother's kitchen an odd-shaped red fruit with succulent red seeds. It was so eye catching that I wasn't sure I wanted to spoil it by eating it. As an adult, I’ve fallen in love with these decadent and festive pomegranates, especially since they're also super healthy: Pomegranates are abundant sources of vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and fiber. Scientists have also found that they are loaded with antioxidants that can help fight heart disease, cancer and the battle with aging. The biggest challenge is how to actually get into the fruit. Tanya, a SparkPeople Healthy Eating Expert, wrote a great nutritional overview and step by step instructions on how to dig in to a pomegranate. Fuel your body with one of the healthiest winter fruits by preparing these top 10 SparkRecipes that use Pomegranate as an ingredient. 
Chef Meg's Pomegranate Chicken Salad

Quinoa and Pomegranate Salad with Toasted Almonds

Pomegranate Breakfast Smoothie

Pomegranate Bread

Turkey in Walnut Pomegranate Sauce (Fesenjaan)

Pomegranate Infused Red Wine Vinaigrette

Couscous Salad with Mango and Pomegranates

Crock Pot Pomegranate Beef

Walnut-Crusted Chicken with Pomegranate sauce

Spicy Pomegranate Tuna Salad


Will you try a Pomegranate this winter? What is your favorite Pomegranate recipe?
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