Our fans LOVE their Pom Wonderful Pomegranates, so we arranged to hook you up with POM’s latest—PomPoms Arils (the juicy edible part)—already prepped and ready for snacking or cooking! Enter our Perfect POM Giveaway to win one of 10 PomPoms prize packs (a $45 value) today!
It’s prime pomegranate season, and we hope you take advantage of them when you see them in the store. Pomegranate arils are the tart and sweet parts that most of us consider the “seeds” of the pomegranate (they are actually the seed casings—the little seeds are inside the red arils). Pomegranates contain fiber, potassium, vitamins and polyphenols aplenty. Plus, the novelty of a pomegranate is fun for kids and adults. But sometimes you just want to get to the arils already! If you’re not in the mood for painstakingly picking through the pomegranate, you can now reach for PomPoms (see the little cup above left). Those are PomPoms fresh arils, all ready for you when you need them. (I think this belongs in the “What took so long before someone thought of this?” file.) Look for PomPoms in the refrigerated, cut-fruit section of the supermarket.
Ok, so what can you do with PomPoms fresh arils? I have lots of ideas (and in fact, I use them a lot around holiday time). I freeze them in ice cube trays for festive drinks, I sprinkle them on salads, toss them into fruit salad, sprinkle them over granola for breakfast, mix them into a savory pilaf, or use them to garnish a dish like pork tenderloin with pomegranate sauce. The POM Wonderful folks have lots of ideas on their website, as well as these quick ideas:
- Hostess Gifts: perfect for the hectic hostess—tie a pretty bow around the container of fresh arils and go!
- Add the sweet, tart taste of pomegranate to a savory entrée
- Sprinkle them over a salad
- Garnish festive holiday cocktails
- Sprinkle over yogurt or ice cream
- Enjoy as a crunchy, healthy snack straight from the package
Want to enter our Perfect POM Giveaway to win one of 10 PomPoms Prize Packs (coupons for free products, a tote and a cute T-shirt)? Here’s what to do: First, make sure you “Like Appetite for Health on Facebook”, AND also “Like” PomPoms on Facebook (when you do you’ll also get a sweet coupon). Then leave us a quick note in the comments section below (not on Facebook) telling us how YOU like to enjoy pomegranates most. Enter by Tuesday, Dec. 18th at midnight.
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