My fingers and lips are deliciously stained from pomegranate seeds. The taste of a pomegranate seed bursting in your mouth is like none other, but there’s so much more to appreciate. We mortals have been in awe of the pomegranate since the beginning of time. Pomegranates were the chosen fruit of the ancient gods, and even gets a few shout-outs in the Torah, the Quran and the Bible. Then there was that time when Hades lured Persephone to the dark underworld with a just few pomegranate seeds. Yep, it was that serious.
Even better, pomegranate juice is the fifth strongest antioxidant after baking chocolate, elderberry, Red Delicious apples and Granny Smith apples. This super dose of antioxidants helps to fight free radicals that accelerate signs of aging. Pomegranates also have anti-inflammatory properties that could protect against inflammatory conditions such as the dreaded acne.
The only downside to pomegranates is that they aren’t the easiest of fruits to eat. Until now. This easy-peasy method of seeding a pomegranate will have its sinfully delicious juice running down your chin before you can say “Lordhavemercy!”