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Pomegranate

We have all heard off and about the famous pomegranate. It has made appearances in  both literature and mythological stories. A surprisingly small number of people have enjoyed this tasty fruit. Pomegranates have a lot of health benefits that you should know about. One of pomegranate health benefits is that it helps improve heart health and good blood circulation. This fruit contain three times the antioxidants of wine or green tea which, among other things, promote a healthy heart. Regular consumption of pomegranate juice has been shown not only to stop hardening of artery walls and build-up of plaque; it even reverse these problems. Keeping your arteries clean and soft helps reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. If you are concerned about your cholesterol, pomegranate is perfect for you, since it has been shown to lower levels of bad cholesterol and raise your good cholesterol levels.

 

Before we get to the recipes take a moment to watch how to open a pomegranate and remove the seeds. (We prefer the first method)

 

Spinach Pomegranate Salad

Spinach Pomegranate Salad

This is a simple and beautiful salad made with pomegranate seeds and feta cheese."

Ingredients:

1 (10 ounce) bag baby spinach leaves (can substitute chard or salad mix) rinsed and drained
1/4 red onion, sliced very thin
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts (optional)
1 pomegranate, peeled and seeds separated
4 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette

Directions:

1. Place spinach in a salad bowl. Top with red onion, walnuts, feta, and sprouts. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds over the top, and drizzle with vinaigrette.