Pomegranate... not just for cocktails!
Pomegranate are a fruit which happen to have a super amount of antioxidants, in fact three time greater than red wine or green tea. They also have amazing anti -inflammatory properties, from a western medicine point of view they are attributed to helping heart disease, cancer, diabetes type 2 and Alzheimer's disease! As well as lowering blood pressure. In good health, they are shown to boost memory and exercise performance. So an excellent choice to add to your daily meals.
From a TCM view they regulate heart energy (qi) and nourish Yin. The temperature is 'neutral' and have a flavour of sour & sweet. So some similarities between the western model and traditional chinese medicine information.
How do you get into one? I simply cut the pom in half and start to pick the seeds out over a bowl, wear an apron if you are wearing anything white or nice, the juice does stain.
The seeds are great dazzled over a salad, orzo, bulgar wheat, roasted veggies and really taste wonderful with a bit of feta cheese. You can also drink Pom juice which is available at the grocery store. Far more versatile than just in a vodka cocktail indeed!