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How to Deseed a Pomegranate

How to DeSeed a Pomegranate

How to Deseed a Pomegranate

 

Let’s talk pomegranates. They are:

  • delicious
  • packed with nutrients (who knew those little nuggets could be made of so many good things– Vitamins K, C, B, Folate, Phosphorus, etc.) and
  • indicative that fall/winter are on their way (pomegranate season grows from October through February)!

Here’s the thing with them, though. These seeds are a bit stubborn. Oh, and they can stain everything. May I persuade you to see there is another way to ensure a stain-free method to the goodness at the other end?? Because there is a way to enjoy the seeds practically hassle-free! Just following these steps. I promise–they’re worth the reward when you have a massive bowl-full of tiny red edible rubies. Here are the simple things on how to remove pomegranate seeds.


You’ll need these things:

  • Cutting board (darker the better, so the red color from the seeds is more easily hidden)
  • Sharp knife
  • Bowl of water (big enough to fit both of your hands and a pomegranate)
  • A pomegranate

Step 1. Cut the pomegranate into 4 pieces.
Step 2. Dunk the pomegranate into the water, seed-side facing down.
Step 3. Underwater, pick out the seeds and let them fall to the bottom of the bowl.
Step 4. Once all seeds are extracted, pour out the water from the bowl (use your hand as a guard to keep the seeds from falling out).

And you’re done! It is as easy as that–No red-dye mess. No time-consuming and labor-intensive work, just ease. And a delicious reminder of the chilly air and holidays approaching.

Pomegranate recipe: Dairy-free | Gluten-free | Vegan

Enjoy, friends!

 

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Personal Nutrition Advising

What Are the Best Food Sources of Minerals and Vitamins?

best natural food source supplements and vitamins

 

Have you ever wanted to know which foods provide high sources of certain minerals and vitamins? Check out this list for a quick reference of food choices you can make to balance out your internal nutrient levels. Remember, food comes exactly as God intended (i.e. with all of the components of that mineral or vitamin), so be sure to eat it in its whole-food form.

Vitamin A
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Dark Green, Leafy Vegetables
  • (Spinach, Kale, Beet Greens, Bok Choy, Collard Greens)
  • Orange Bell Peppers
  • Winter Squash
Vitamin B
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Organ Mets (pasture-raised)
  • Cauliflower
  • Pasture Eggs
  • Raw, Grass-Fed Kefir or Yogurt
Vitamin C
  • Swiss Chard
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Kale
  • Peppers
  • Fruits: Papaya, Strawberries
  • Apples, Oranges
Vitamin D
  • The Sun!
  • Pasture-Raised Animal (Organ) Meat
  • Cod Liver Oil
  • Lard (Pasture-Raised, Pork Fat)
  • Oysters
Vitamin E
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon
  • Raw Almonds
  • Avocados
  • Dark Green, Leafy Vegetables
  • (Spinach, Kale, Beet Greens, Bok Choy, Collard Greens)
Vitamin K
  • Swiss Chard
  • Kale
  • Cauliflower
  • Raw, Grass-Fed Kefir or Yogurt
  • Spinach
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Mustard & Collard Greens
Calcium
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Raw, Grass-Fed Kefir or Yogurt
  • Raw Almonds
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Dark Green, Leafy Vegetables (Spinach, Kale, Beet Greens, Bok Choy, Collard Greens)
Sulfur
  • Pasture Eggs
  • Onions
  • Wheat Germ
  • Kale
  • Asparagus
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Garlic
Potassium
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • Raw Almonds
  • Avocado
  • Beets
  • Bananas
Iodine
  • Raw, Grass-fed Butter
  • Sea Vegetables
  • Wild-Caught Scallops/Cod/ Tuna/Salmon
  • Pastured Eggs
  • Raw, Grass-fed Yogurt
Magnesium
  • Raw, Grass-Fed Kefir or Yogurt
  • Raw Almonds
  • Dark Green, Leafy Vegetables
  • (Spinach, Kale, Beet Greens, Bok Choy, Collard Greens)
  • Raw Cacao Powder or Nibs
  • Avocados
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon and Mackerel
  • Squash
  • Fruits: Papaya, Raspberries, Tomato, Cantaloupe, Strawberries
Phosphorus
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Wild-Caught Scallops/ Cod/ Tuna/ Salmon
  • Lentils
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Raw, Grass-Fed Kefir or Yogurt
  • Quinoa
  • Raw, Grass-Fed Butter
Zinc
  • Grass-Fed Red Meat
  • Swiss Chard
  • Spinach
  • Oysters
  • Sesame/ Pumpkin Seeds
  • Cashews
Manganese
  • Cloves
  • Spinach
  • Pineapple
  • Swiss Chard
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Beets
Copper
  • Kale
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Cashews
  • Mushrooms
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Beets
  • Lentils
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  • Liver
  • Oysters
  • Grass-Fed Red Meats
  • Lentils
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Raw Almonds
Selenium
  • Raw Brazil Nuts
  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Raw, Grass-Fed Butter
  • Wild-Caught Salmon
  • Pasture-Raised Chicken or Turkey
  • Mushrooms

*World’s Healthiest Foods and Dr. Mercola’s articles were utilized to help create some of the content for this article.

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eating seasonally

How Do We Eat According to Nature?

eating seasonally

 

As seasons change, so as the fresh foods and produce in every season. It gives us the perfect opportunity to practice eating seasonally. Seasonal Eating offers lots of health benefits and saves your wallet! This is the perfect time to get creative and experiment recipes you can do with those fresh seasonal foods.

Understanding Nature Cycle & Seasonal Foods We Eat

One of my favorite times of year is the season changes. Now, Fall is my absolute favorite because that means warm chai lattes, sweaters and boots, apple picking, pumpkin patches, and cinnamon-flavored everything. The autumn season also comes with some of the most delicious and soul-soothing foods like squash and pumpkins, and it is so great to be able to go to the market every week for this fresh produce.

Nature has a point in having certain foods peak in freshness at different times throughout the year. For instance, these Fall seasonal produce (like apples) are starchy and filling and usually prepared warm, like in soups and stews. That is because during the colder months, our bodies need more insulation to keep warm, and these foods internally warm up our bodies.

Spring foods are usually leafy green veggies that help our body detox, alkalize and shed extra weights we gained after a long winter of heavier foods we eat.

During these hot Summer months, summer foods like watermelon help our bodies get warm and sweat out a portion of our water supply (especially if you live in the South!). Because watermelon is mostly made of water, it is incredibly hydrating when we need a thirst-quencher. Eating light and veggie/fruit based meals is preferred in the hot months for more of a physiological reason that you may have even realized.

 

Benefits of Eating Seasonally

1. Supports Our Body’s Seasonal Nutrition Needs. Nature knows best about what our bodies need and they help us get the proper nourishment that our body needs in every season (as explained above).

2. Save your money and supports local farmer’s market — This is one of the many reasons why shopping at the local farmer’s market is so important. Farmers provide us with the foods that are growing at that time and in their ripest state, so we know we are getting produce that is a) highly nutritious and b) equally delicious!

If you go to your grocery store during the Winter months and find that strawberries are exuberantly priced, you will know they are probably not in season and have been sourced (most likely) from super far away. But if you check back, say, come April or May of the following year, these sweet little berries will be priced more fairly because they are in season. So eating seasonally is not only the most nourishing for your body, but it also helps save on your budget.

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Check out your local farmer’s market for the in-season foods to fill your plate with nutrients!

3. Freshness, Higher nutrition Value and Much Tasteful! Produce that is harvested and purchased in their season are much fresher since they are consumed near to it’s harvested date; compared to those fruits and vegetables that require travels which needs a preservative to last long until they are consumed (which are more likely in commercial markets and grocery stores). Also, seasonal produce are picked and harvested when they are fully developed so they have higher nutritional value like antioxidants (Vitamin C), folate and carotene. They are also tastier, sweeter.

4. Pesticide-Free/ Pure Organic In Nature. These seasonal foods that are grown in the season do not require much human-assistance like pesticides, preservatives and other harmful chemicals that are applied to have appealing products to the market.

 

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