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Thursday, 4 February 2021

Pomegranate Seeds - packed with nutritional power !

Have you ever wondered; What do I do with pomegranate seeds? Well here are four recipe suggestions that may help!

Pomegranate Seeds
Besides being packed with nutritional power (high in vitamins C, B, fibre and minerals), pomegranate seeds are just downright beautiful. Like nature’s edible rubies, pomegranate seeds add sweet-tart flavour and gorgeous colour to many dishes.

Jewel-like pomegranate seeds are extremely versatile and add a burst of sweetness to everything they're added to. Choose pomegranates with smooth, shiny skin which are heavy for their size – they'll be juicier. To remove the seeds, cut in half and, using a wooden spoon, bash the back of the pomegranate over a bowl. Pomegranate seeds can be added as a bright finishing touch to all sorts of salads, tagines and side dishes but can also star on their own.

Leafy Salad with Feta and Pomegranate
Ingredients
Serves Four
200g/7oz feta
splash lemon juice
1-2 garlic cloves, crushed
100g/3½oz flaked almonds, toasted
120g mixed rocket, spinach and watercress
3 tbsp olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 pomegranates, seeds only
Instructions
can be seen here


Stuffed Aubergine (Eggplant) with Feta and Pomegranate
Ingredients
Serves Four
2 aubergines
6 garlic cloves, unpeeled
8 tbsp olive oil
1 pomegranate
100g/3½oz feta
4 tbsp mint, smallest leaves only
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
can be seen here


Chocolate Low Carb Cupcakes, decorated with pomegranate
Ingredients
(for 6 large cupcakes)
9g carbs per cake
60 g ground almond
40 g soy flour
2 tbsp. cocoa
100 g Xylitol
1 egg
120 ml full fat milk
40 g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp vanilla extract
For topping
125 g mascarpone cheese
150 ml whipping cream
1 ½ tbsp. xylitol
Instructions
can be seen here


Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail
Ingredients
Makes 1.5L
18g carbs per serving
3 tbsp pomegranate seeds
big bunch mint
2 limes, quartered, plus slices to garnish
1L pomegranate juice
500ml lemonade
Instructions
can be seen here


If you have a favourite recipe using pomegranate and their seeds,
please share in the comments section.

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles, studies etc. plus recent news/views and recipe ideas within this blog, we hope something for everyone to read and enjoy ... but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, likes or dislikes, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

36 comments:

NanaDiana said...

We love pomegranate seeds in guacamole too. Diana

Ella said...

Thanks for the delicious recipes!
Have a nice weekend!

DVArtist said...

Oh these are great recipes. I hardly see poms here where I live. I do like them though. Have a great day.

Tom said...

...and they add a spark of color!

Christine said...

Interesting cupcakes!

sophea ◇ said...

Never used pomegranate seeds before but all of these such a good recipe to share with my friends thank you for sharing

Emma Springfield said...

They certainly add brightness to the dishes you showed.

Martha said...

I like the eggplant recipe the best!

William Kendall said...

I've never had pomegranate.

Magic Love Crow said...

I love pomegrantes! I haven't had one in such a long time! Seeing your recipes, I have to get some! Thanks Jan! Big Hugs!

Laurie said...

Yum! We usually buy them at Christmas and this year I saved some of the juice from one that didn’t get eaten, thanks to you I now know what I can do with the frozen juice!

Elephant's Child said...

Yum. They are tasty little powerhouses aren't they?

Practical Parsimony said...

I had arils in chicken salad and loved it. So, I bought a container of arils and put them in my own chicken salad. It was like eating tiny chunks of rocks. Why?

Lady Caer Morganna said...

Needless to say, those cupcakes look AMAZING!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Pomegranates are so yummy! Valerie

Margaret D said...

Never had them..

Betty said...

they are sold in supermarkets here in pots and i add them to salad. I remember eating them as a child, we were given a pin to pick each little seed out, took a long time (probably why my mother did it).

Jo said...

I love pomegranates but have never added the seeds to a recipe, I just eat them straight from the fruit. I remember my grandma used to sit me down with a pomegranate and a pin with which to pick the seeds out of the fruit with, it used to keep me occupied for hours, I'm sure that's why she did it.

Teresa said...

Tengo la suerte de tener muchas granadas. Muy buenas las recetas. Besos.

Martha said...

The cupcakes are especially interesting!

mamasmercantile said...

Sadly, they are not easily found in our supermarket.

linda said...

Great idea's for using pomegranates, they are very pretty and taste yummy too.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Only time pomegranates are in our area is around the holidays.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Lowcarb team member said...

Practical Parsimony said...
I had arils in chicken salad and loved it. So, I bought a container of arils and put them in my own chicken salad. It was like eating tiny chunks of rocks. Why?

Hello there Practical Parsimony,
Sorry to read that the container of arils you bought were too hard.
I'm no expert, but it sounds to me that the arils/seeds dried out too much and when this happens they are not so juicy ...

There is an article you may be interested in reading called,
"How to Eat Pomegranate Seeds (Arils): Benefits, Nutrition Facts & Storage"
find it here:-
https://www.foodsforbetterhealth.com/how-eat-pomegranate-seeds-arils-38338

Hope this may be of help

All the best Jan

It's me said...

Mmmmmmm.....I am always hungry when I read your post....happy weekend ....love Ria 🍀💕🍀

Anita said...

Looks very tasty and nice!!

sheila 77 said...

Now I know what to do with pomegranates.
I am especially interested in the aubergine recipe as we are heavily into aubergines at the moment for some reason, thanks.

DeniseinVA said...

It has been years since I bought a pomegranate but have seen all these recipes where they use the seeds and they look so pretty! Thanks for the recipes and for the information Jan.

CJ Kennedy said...

My parents always got us a pomegranate around November coinciding with our Thanksgiving holiday. It was always a treat even if a bit messy to eat.

Laura. M said...

Me encanta la granada y las recetas.
Buen fin de semana. Cuidaros.
Un abrazo.

Rose said...

I think the cupcakes look delicious...the others sound delicious. LOL

sandy said...

those cupcakes look so good.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I like pomegranate seeds too! These look like great recipes

Jeanie said...

I love pomegranate seeds but seeing them on cupcakes was new. Pretty -- and a great idea!

Debbie said...

i have only had them on salad and they were delicious!!

Sue said...

I really like pomegranates, so faffy though getting the seeds out. As a child we only had them at Christmas, half a pomegranate and a pin, happy days! x