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Sing a Song of Pomegranates: 25+ Tasty Recipes

Pormegranate, King of FruitAn excellent source of Vitamin C, B5,  and Potassium, pomegranates are becoming more widely available in farmers’ markets, health food stores, and mainstream supermarkets.

Also known as Chinese apples, this delicious fruit was originally cultivated in Persia.

If you think you’ve never tasted pomegranates you might be surprised to learn otherwise; thickened pomegranate juice is the main flavoring in grenadine syrup which adds sweetness and intensity to many cocktails.

Popular in Greek and Middle Eastern cooking, when the fruit is sliced open, dozens and dozens of juicy arils are revealed; tiny gem-like garnet colored “berries” that are the edible portion of the fruit.

Whether cooked into dishes or used as a healthy garnish, the vivid color of pomegranate arils can add a festive look to all your holiday meals.

One method of opening the fruit is to slice off the crown at the top of the pomegranate then cut the fruit into sections. Place the sections into a bowl of cool water and use your fingers to pluck out the tasty arils in the water to minimize mess.Then just strain out the water and eat.

The Pomegranate Council has some helpful photos featuring this pomegranate opening method here.

The food blog Steamy Kitchen has a nice video showing how to section your pomegranate so you can neatly free those tasty arils here.

Here’s Four of My Own Original Pomegranate Recipes

Coconut Chipotle Mojo Shrimp With Pomegranate Relish Chicken Pomegranate Stuffed Shells With Gorgonzola Cream and Pine Nuts Pomegranate-Infused Ginger Chicken With Sesame Scallion Dumplings Pomegranate French Toast Frittata With Coriander-Pomegranate Bacon

Some Interesting Pomegranate Recipes From Other Food Blogs

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Enjoy!

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