Good morning! It’s another warm fall-ish day—aka it’s 9am and already 50 degrees. Good stuff.
I’ll be going on a light 4-mile run in the next few hours, and I’m pretty excited. There’s just something about planning to do a short, slow, and chill run that makes it more fun.
As for now, I have some good news: pomegranates are in season!!!
Is this not the most beautiful fruit you have ever seen?
Okay, so it’s kind of weird-looking. HOWEVER, if you have ever tasted the sweet fruit that hides inside, then you will probably think the red blob is beautiful.
I bought a pomegranate last week and was somehow able to make it last 2 days. Usually, I just eat it in one sitting. I was proud of myself.
If you’ve never had a pomegranate before, go buy one. And if you’ve never cut one open before, then you should check out PBFingers video on how to cut a pomegranate open for some guidance!
Once you finish the process, you will have this glorious site in front of you:
I do not have an unhealthy obsession with them, I swear. I just really love them. Plus, they’re healthy so it’s a healthy obsession. I’m a riot, I know.
When you’re done rolling your eyes, I have some fun facts about pomegranates for your Tuesday viewing pleasure!
- The English word “pomegranate is derived from the Latin words “pomum” (apple) and “granatus” (seeded).
- The fruit’s syrup is popularly known as grenadine. SAY WHAT?
- We in the Northern Hemisphere enjoy pomegranate season from September to February.
- When you go to buy pomegranates, look for ones that are heavy (they’re juicier) and don’t have splits on the skin.
- There are 700-800 seeds (or arils) in the average pomegranate.
- Nutrition Facts!! In a medium-sized one, there are about 234 calories, 3 g of fat, 39 g sugar, and 11 g fiber.
- They grow on a tree (this is news to me).
- It is technically a berry.
- Great source of potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin K.
- Native to Iran and India but also grown in the US in California and Arizona.