November is such a fun National Food month! There are so many foods and yummy beverages to celebrate. During this entire month we are celebrating Pomegranates. That’s right, those juicy, ruby-red seeds-also known as arils, a term that consist of the seed and the juice around the seed-are packed with health benefits. The wonderfully tart arils helps your body remain healthy and free from disease. One of the many reasons Pomegranate is considered a Superfood.
There are so many great ways to incorporate this festive fruit, filled with nutrient and antioxidants into your diet. It can come in the form of a supplement, extract, juice, powder and obviously the real fruit, itself. I personally enjoy the actual fruit! Yummy! According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s My Plate guidelines, a ½ cup serving offers 72 calories, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 89 grams of sugar (that’s natural sugar), 5 grams of fiber, 205 milligrams of potassium, 9 grams of vitamin C, 3 micrograms of vitamin K, and 33 grams of folate (1996-2019 Everyday Health, Inc.).
Grab some chips and make our delightful Winter Pomegranate Salsa today!
½ cup toasted cashew pieces
2 cups pomegranate seeds
¼ cup shredded basil
2 Tbsp. B&V Pomegranate Quince Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tbsp. B&V Blood Orange Olive Oil
½ cup crumbled goat cheese
Sea Salt & freshly ground black pepper Toss cashews, seeds, basil vinegar and oil together. Gently fold in goat cheese and season to taste. Serve as a dip for crudités or baked corn tortilla chips.
Reference for Nutritional Information:
1996-2019 Everyday Health, Inc.