P…P…PICK UP A POMEGRANATE
Yes, we know those pips are a faff, but here’s how to seed – and why they’re so worth the effort
How to seed a pomegranate:
1. Quarter the fruit and submerge it in water.
2. Pull apart the quarters, releasing the seeds with your hands.
3. The pith will float and the seeds will sink. Magic.
4. Remove the pith and discard, then drain the seeds. Drinking a pomegranate can be just as good for you as eating it. A 50ml daily shot of the juice can reduce blood pressure within two weeks and, if you blitz dates with its seeds, you’ll maximise the effects*. Add three dates to 100ml to cut your levels of oxidative stress by a third. Yep, it’s packed with antioxidants, but the pomegranate’s anti-aromatase phytochemicals are worth noting, too. Research says these compounds can cut your risk of hormone-dependent breast cancer, thanks to their oestrogen-suppressing properties*. Protect your assets.