Pomegranates are an ancient fruit with a noble history. Originating from Persia, they’re also full of flavor and healthful properties. It’s no wonder Ronnie, the produce guru at our Burnside location, chose them as his staff pick this week.
Pomegranates are versatile, with a distinctive flavor profile. Their tangy, yet sweet beads (arils) are carefully preserved by a thick skin and inner padding. Release them from their natural packaging and you have the perfect salad topper, snack for on-the-go or cocktail ingredient. Pomegranate seeds or fresh pomegranate juice can also be added to your holiday dishes as a sauce ingredient (pomegranate cranberry sauce with Thanksgiving turkey is superb), meat marinade or dessert garnish (pomegranate glaze on pastries is fabulously decadent).
Even better—pomegranates are full of antioxidants. That’s good news with cold and flu season creeping in on us. Zupan’s even carries packages of fresh seeds, so you can grab a quick handful of healthy goodness and be on your way. These are great for the kid’s lunches or after-school snacks too.
From our table to yours—Nush-e jan (Food for you and your soul)!