Pomegranates, Clementines and Red Pears, Oh My!


Have you ever noticed that the Fall fruit basket resembles the colorful foliage that marks the season?  I love Fall fruits for eating out of hand and for making desserts.  Clementines are a perfect little lunch box stuffer, not to mention their health boosting properties (vitamin C, fiber,quercertin).  A good, juicy pear needs little promotion and the red ones are just pretty.

Pomegranates can be a bit messy, but they are so worth it.  The juice will stain fabric so my rule is that they have to stay in the kitchen, at the table.  Sitting with Lollie, noshing on pomegranate arils (aka "the seeds") is one of my most cherished rituals of Fall.

Recently, grocery store pomegrantes have been amazing.  We have been eating one or two a week.  In nature, the more colorful the fruit or vegetable, the more nutrition it packs.  Pomegranates offer a bevy of low calorie nutrition in the form of polyphenols and fiber.  We could probably do a week’s worth of posts on pomegranates, stay tuned…

This week, skip the fresh flowers on the table.  Instead go for a Fall fruit basket and relish in the fact that it is nourishing with very little effort.  Enjoy!


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