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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Free Class on Sunday & How to Peel a Pomegranate

If you know someone who likes to make homemade gifts for the holidays, please share this with them...

I warmly invite you to join me at the 306 Phoenix House at 2:00 p.m. this Sunday, October 20th, to get ideas about homemade, healthy gifts for the holidays. It will be a wonderful hour of tasting and experiencing potential holiday ideas. There is no cost for the class, but donations are warmly accepted. The address of this class is 306 S. Phoenix Avenue, Tulsa, OK.

One of the things I will be demonstrating in this class is how to peel a pomegranate. These wonderful fruits are delicious and are filled with health benefits. Pomegranate has anti-cancer action (PMID: 22689129), may reduce blood pressure (PMID: 21457902), and can also slow the progression of osteoarthritis (PMID: 20955562). However, pomegranates can be intimidating to eat.

Here's how I eat a pomegranate...
(1) Cut the pomegranate into quarters or eighths.
(2) Place the slices in a bowl of water.
(3) Separate the seeds from the pith. The pith will float in the water and the seeds will sink to the bottom.
(4) Discard the pith and drain the seeds.
(5) Enjoy the seeds!

I love to give pomegranates as gifts. If you live in Tulsa, I found organic pomegranates on sale at Whole Foods today at 2 for $4.


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