Contributed by: NAPSA
Versatile And Flavorful Pomegranates Add Vibrant Color And Freshness To Holiday Recipes (NAPSA) - From the biblical Song of Solomon, to ancient Greek myths, to Chinese wedding ceremonies, the pomegranate is a popular fruit in customs and traditions all over the world. Not many modern Americans, however, know the best ways to enjoy this enticing fruit. Here are a few facts and hints that may help.
Pomegranates come in many colors, sizes and tastes. One of the most popular is the Wonderful variety, known for its large size and deep, red glossy appearance. It's available mid-October through December-just in time to bring some extra sweetness, flavorful fun and bright red color to holiday dishes.
To enjoy a pomegranate as a healthful snack, simply cut through the skin, break the pomegranate open and eat the delicious arils (juice sacks and seeds) inside. The juice of pomegranates has been found to be one of nature's most potent sources of antioxidants. Antioxidants guard against the free radicals that can cause damage, disease and premature aging.
In addition, there are simple and tasty ways to add the rich flavor and vibrant color of pomegranates to other favorite holiday foods.
Dice avocados. Fold in pomegranate seeds, cucumber, green onion and cilantro.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Gently toss with lemon juice and carefully place guacamole in a serving bowl. Top with a dollop of sour cream and sprigs of cilantro, if desired. Sprinkle reserved pomegranate seeds on top.
Serve with tortilla chips immediately.
Serving Size: Makes 8 servings
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