Pomegranates! Snow Farm has a variety of pomegranate trees bursting with sweet juicy arils ranging from bright pink to deep red. These soft seeded types were imported (smuggled, depending on who you ask) from India where they are widely available in markets.
The red rich fruit is known to be one of the healthiest for a reason. It is called as a divine fruit because it is the most mentioned fruit in theological books. Pomegranate has anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties and is said to be a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as folic acid. It contains two compounds – punicalagin and punicic acid which give it all the potent benefits. In fact, you will be surprised to learn that the antioxidants present in pomegranates are almost three times higher than wine or green tea. Eating pomegranates on a daily basis, or drinking the juice can be an excellent aid for your immunity, fight Type-2 diabetes, keep blood pressure in check, smoothen digestion and make your skin glow too.
So, the next time you want to pick up a snack, munch on a pomegranate.
If you're new to pomegranates, getting to the edible part of the fruit is a little tricky at first. Check out this video for an easy pomegranate hack for a shortcut to sweetness: (I normally skip the water step, it's easy enough to pick out the white part by hand if you cut it like this.)