Winter time is orange time for us here in California. We may look forward to a bit of sunshine in our kitchen and ways to nourish our bodies with much-needed vitamin C during the cold winter months.
Pomegranates were very likely the first cultivated fruit in ancient times. World wide, references to pomegranates can be seen in images and shared throughout cultural traditions.
Pomegranates ripen in the fall and are typically harvested from September through February in the Northern Hemisphere. They offer a variety of health benefits, including an abundance of three antioxidant polyphenols; tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid. It’s quite possible they may even be higher in antioxidants than red wine and green tea! Additionally, pomegranates are a good source of fiber and folate, high in potassium, and are also high in Vitamins C, K and E.