So I gave in: I bought some pomegranates this week.
Last Fall while I was volunteering in Turkey I had the privilage and amazing opportunity to eat as many pomegranates as I was able to. Some days I only ate two or three, but most days I ate much more. Sometimes up to ten a day. I was drinking pomegranate juice, of course. And pomegranate juice has more antioxidants than red wine, green tea, blueberries, and cranberries.
Now that it is pomegranate season again – in the South, that is! – even Hungarian supermarkets are selling them. But it is so expensive. I was so used eating them for free that even in Greece – where I was living after Turkey – could not bring myself to pay the super low price they asked for. I’ve been looking at pomegranates for weeks now. I finally gave in, paid the money, and bought some. So good!
But pomegranates are not only good but they are so good for you.
- Pomegranates one of the oldest fruits in history.
- Pomegranates are the most powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits.
- Pomegranates are very right in phytochemical compounds.
- Pomegranates have high immune supporting effects.
- Pomegranates are amazing anti-cancer fruits.
- Pomegranates are shown to lower blood pressure.
- Pomegranates are shown to to promote reversal of atherosclerotic plaque.
- Pomegranates lower cholesterol.
- Pomegranates are show to lower various cardiac risk factors.
Pomegranates are amazing in salads, both for the taste and for extra color. Pomegranates can be a wonderful part of a fruit-salad as well. But my favorite way to eat pomegranates is just by itself.