Pomegranates

By: Rebecca North

History of pomegranates

native to Iran

Spiced Pears and Pomegranate



  • 3 pears - peeled, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1 pomegranate, skin and light-colored membrane removed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds (optional)
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)







Prep time: 10 minuets


Ready: 10 minuets


Instructions


Place the sliced pears and pomegranate seeds into a bowl. Toss with lemon juice to coat. Combine the brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a small cup or bowl, then mix into the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to blend the flavors. Serve in individual dishes, and garnish with a sprinkling of chopped almonds and a sprig of mint.

advantages to eating pomegranates

  • Heart health
  • prevents cancer
  • aids weight management
  • reduces risk for chronic disease

Nutrients

  • vitamin C
  • folate
  • vitamin E
  • vitamin K
  • High in carbs
  • low fat
  • high in sugar