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Pomegranates: Natural Food

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Slicing open a pomegranate reveals a thick white membrane and the edible red seeds.
Slicing open a pomegranate reveals a thick white membrane and the edible red seeds.
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Nutritional Information:

Good source of vitamin C and iron.

What to Look For:

Select one that feels heavy for its size and very plump. The top should be slightly soft when pressed and the skin should shine, not appear dry and dull.

Easy Storage and Preparation:

If refrigerated, they will keep for two weeks.

Best Uses:

Use the juice to flavor drinks, fruit soups, dessert creams and custards. Add the seeds to green salads. Can also be cooked into marmalade.

 

NOTE: An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

Source: Copyright © 2000 by Ellen Haas.

From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.

Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.


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