Pom-pom Recipe of the Week

This week, Iskashitaa had a harvest of pomegranates. This prompted me to infuse that ingredient in to this week’s recipe of the week post.

Pomegranates has several health benefits. Pomegranates cure stomach disorders, alleviate heart problems, prevent cancer, offer dental care, assist with the prevention of osteoarthritis, treat anemia, control diabetes, treats anemia, controls diabetes, improves erectile dysfunction and offers assistance with Alzheimer’s disease and prevents low birth weights for infants.[1]

The fruit grows is in its ripening season during the months of September and October. The fruit grows from dingy-grey, finely-fissured bark stems. The shoots are greenish-grey and spiny, one-year wood is yellowish and bare but ends a prickle closely resembling a needle. Leafing season depends on conditions, which usually offer an earlier blossoming period. The higher the elevation, the later in the year the leaves develop. The fruit is easily distinguishable. With a tough, pliable rind that protects the berry-type fruit called “cenocarpium”, seeds surrounded by juicy flesh within a unique two-storied arrangement called nidus.[2]

Included are a selection of 6 easy pomegranate recipes found through the sunset’s website, “sunset.com”.[3]

Pomegranates are enjoyed globally as a rich source of essential nutrients but more so for the seeds that pop in your mouth with an amazing sweet-tart flavor.

 

[1] “7 Amazing Benefits of Pomegranates,” Organic Facts, https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-pomegranate.html, Accessed Aug 30, 2017.

[2] “Pomegranate Culture in Central Asia,” The Archives of The Rare Fruit Council of Australia, http://rfcarchives.org.au/Next/Fruits/Pomegranate/Pomegranate1-94.htm. Accessed Aug 30, 2017.

[3] “6 Easy Ways to Enjoy Pomegranates,” Sunset, http://www.sunset.com/food-wine/kitchen-assistant/pomegranate-recipes#pear-recipes_6, Accessed Aug 30, 2017.