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Superfood: 10 Delicious Pomegranate Recipes

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Superfood: 10 Delicious Pomegranate Recipes

They’re a little bit funny looking and tough to seed, but once you get the hang of the humble pomegranate, you’re in for a delicious treat that’s packed with nutrients.

Pomegranate seeds are full of B vitamins, potassium, and folic acid. They’re also a great vegan source of iron. A 2006 study found that pomegranate’s anti-inflammatory properties may help protect you from cancer, and studies have also found that it helps prevent and might even help fight cardiovascular disease.

If eating the fruit isn’t your thing and you don’t mind giving up the beneficial fiber from pomegranate seeds, you can also drink pomegranate juice to get some of the same health benefits. One study found that pomegranate juice was better than grape juice or red wine when it came to protecting your body from harmful free radicals and at preventing high blood pressure.

Eating pomegranate isn’t the only way to get health benefits from this superfood. Pomegranate oil is great for your hair, cuticles, and nails. You can find pomegranate seed oil in health food stores and online. Just make sure you’re getting 100% pomegranate oil, since some companies use it as the main ingredient in an oil blend.

Need help seeding your pomegranate without the mess? Check out the video on the next page with a secret trick for easy seeding!

Next: How to Seed a Pomegranate

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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8:24PM PST on Jan 9, 2014

I read somewhere, don't recall the publication, but it claimed that 3oz. of pomegranate juice daily cleared arteries of harmful plaques in 4 weeks.

1:52PM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

Only had pomegranate once but a couple of these recipes sound really good. Will try to get seeds out into empty bowl first, as I do want o save the juice. Thanks.

3:28PM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

Cool... thanks.

7:05PM PDT on Oct 5, 2013

Thank you.

10:54PM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

Sorry, but I would never waste the juice. If you break it open over an empty bowl, you can save the juice and use it in whatever else for which you are using the seeds.

The seeds and juice make a good salad even better.

12:51PM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

thanks

7:41AM PDT on Oct 2, 2013

Great timing for this article - pomegranates are just coming in season!

6:41PM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Yummy. Thank you for sharing :)

11:23PM PDT on Sep 30, 2013

Thanks for sharing

11:06PM PDT on Sep 30, 2013

/some of those recipes read like a must try!

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