This time of the year you can find pomegranates at your local market. If you haven’t tried one, do yourself a favor and buy one. They look kind of like an apple, very red and about the size of a large apple. The taste can be sweet to sour. Some markets will sell pomegranate seeds, then you don’t have to do any work but open the container! It will cost you a little bit more.

To open a whole pomegranate, slice it in half with a knife and put it in a bowl of cold water. The seeds will float to the top and the white pith  and skin will sink. Skim off just the seed part. Prepare yourself  green salad, add the pomegranate seeds then add anything else you would like for example walnuts, pecans, roasted beets, grated carrots, etc…

I like to top my salad off with some extra virgin olive oil and a few drops of aged balsamic vinegar.  When you bite into this salad the you will feel the crunch of the seeds and the burst of a sweet/tart bit of sunshine. You can also add these seeds to yogurt, yummy. Just the flavor alone is such a gift but in addition these little seeds provide you with 16% adult daily dose of vitamin C, it’s a good source of B5, potassium, polyphenols and its high in fiber.

Remember to take advantage of these cold weather treats.