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Pomegranate Recipes: 5 Different Ways To Take Your Food From Ordinary to Exotic

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Pomegranate Recipes: 5 Different Ways To Take Your Food From Ordinary to Exotic

Cooking with pomegranate is an easy way to add an exotic touch to your cooking. A sprinkle of seeds or drizzle of juice can elevate any recipe to gourmet status in just seconds. But how should you cook with pomegranate? Keep reading to discover pomegranate recipes that not only taste great but are good for you.

What is Pomegranate?

Pomegranate is an ancient fruit that originated in the area stretching from Iran to the Himalayan mountains in India, according to California Rare Fruit Growers.  Its thick leathery red skin conceals ruby-colored seeds that are packed with juice, flavor, vitamins and antioxidants. 

Why is Pomegranate Good For Me?

The health benefits of pomegranate juice have been widely evaluated by the medical community with some studies indicating it may reduce high blood pressure, stabilize blood sugar and contain anti-cancer properties.

How Can I Peel and Seed a Pomegranate?

Not sure how to peel and seed a pomegranate? Here's a quick tip to seed a pomegranate in just seconds:

5 Pomegranate Recipes You'll Love

Pomegranate Lemonade

Fresh pomegranate juice, lemon and thyme combine for the ultimate refreshing summer beverage.

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Pomegranate and Lime Margarita

Kick up your next fiesta with tasty margaritas made with pomegranate juice, lime and grenadine.

Get this pomegranate recipe here.

Red Cabbage Salad with Pomegranate

You'll love the crunch and pleasant tartness that fresh pomegranate seeds add to this colorful red cabbage salad with carrots and Brazil nuts.

Find this pomegranate recipe here.

Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

Pomegranate seeds add a lovely pop of color to this hearty salad composed of quinoa, butternut squash, onion and herbs. 

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Duck Breast with Pomegranate

Pomegranate seeds add a luxurious touch to pan roasted duck breast served with a honey-pomegranate sauce spiced with cayenne.

Learn how to make this pomegranate recipe.

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