Pomegranates are back in the stores and I couldn’t be more excited. They are so delicious and versatile. Not only do pomegranates taste great but they offer a variety of nutritional benefits as well. Lots of people don’t eat pomegranates though because they don’t know how to get to the fruit inside.
I made a video of how to cut a pomegranate a couple years ago. This tried and true fool-proof method of de-seeding a pomegranate still works so since it’s the season and also Vegan MoFo, thought no better time than now to share it again.
Vegan MoFo, a Celebration of Vegan Food & Lifestyle
So September 1st kicked off Vegan MoFo, Vegan Month of Food, an online sensation where bloggers post as much as they can all month long about vegan food – sharing recipes, tips on vegan living, personal experiences in veganism, anything vegan food related. There are hundreds of bloggers participating. Follow the hashtag #VeganMoFo & find VeganMoFo on Facebook & Twitter (@VeganMoFo).
Even though I missed the deadline to sign up and I’m not officially on the list of bloggers, anyone can play so I’m unofficially, officially in! I hope you’ll hang out here and join in elsewhere and get inspired.
Pomegranates pack a nutritional punch with fiber, vitamin C and potassium, antioxidants and even protein. Yep, it’s not all about beans and tofu for plant-based protein sources.
Here’s the Video
A common misconception is that you can’t get enough protein in a vegan diet. According to nutritiondata.self.com, 1/2 cup seeded pomegranates has 1 gram of protein. If you eat 1 1/2 cups, which is easy for some of us to do, those grams start to add up pretty quickly.
Ideas on How to Eat Pomegranates
There are many great ways to eat them too. I love to eat them with cereal, nondairy yogurt and granola and on salads. You can also add them as a topping on desserts. The possibilities are endless. What are some of your favorite ways to eat them? (see comments section below)
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