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It’s Pomegranate Time - Three Recipes That Make This Gem of a Fruit Shine

 

Did you know November is National Pomegranate Month? Take advantage of these ruby red beauties while you can because they’ll be gone before you know it. They’re in season October through January. Pick up a few on your next grocery trip and read on for delicious ways to enjoy them, tips on a fool-proof way to open them, and some fun facts for your next pomegranate-themed dinner party (because who doesn’t love a theme party?). Pomegranate arils are a good source of fiber and offer a brilliant pop of color to your recipes. Below are three pomegranate recipes for you to enjoy this month.

POM® Brussels Sprouts

 
Bright red pomegranate seeds make these delicious, roasted Brussels sprouts pop with a festive flair for your next gathering. Click here for the recipe.
POM® and Brie Bruschetta
Bruschetta topped with pomegranate arils and melted brie. This is perfect if you’re looking for a simple and quick appetizer with a burst of flavor! Click here for the recipe.
POM® Pumpkin Pie
November is also about Thanksgiving, so be sure to serve your guests the best dessert featuring POM 100% Pomegranate Juice and pomegranate arils. Click here for the recipe. Recipes and images courtesy of POM Wonderful. Visit their website to find more recipe and drink inspirations.

 

How to Open a Pomegranate

 
Inside each fresh pomegranate are hundreds of juicy arils—they’re delicious and easy to add to your favorite dishes for a sweet, tart taste. Don’t be daunted, opening them up is easier than you think with these simple steps. The under-water method helps keep your counters (and your shirt) clean. For step-by-step directions, click here. Where POM Wonderful pomegranates are grown
In the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley, there are nearly 9,000 acres of orchards where POM Wonderful grows, handpicks and juices its own pomegranates. POM Wonderful is the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the United States. Their pomegranates are only picked when they are perfectly ripe. TIP: Select pomegranates by weight. Keep in mind that the heavier the pomegranate, the juicier its arils will be. Pomegranates have a short season between October and early January, but if you miss their sweet and tart flavor, POM 100% Pomegranate Juice is available year-round. Fun Facts
  • Pomegranates are the original super fruit—they have been revered throughout history as a sign of vitality.
  • More than 8,000 years ago, pomegranates became one of the first cultivated fruits. Since then, the pomegranate has traveled the globe and impacted major civilizations throughout history.
  • Pomegranates have also been called “divine fruit” and are said to have been found in the Garden of Eden.

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