Every season we find a new of-the-moment ingredient to love. This season, it’s pomegranate.

From rejuvenating with pomegranate lemon seltzers to topping our warm winter grain bowls with fresh pomegranate seeds, this tart crimson super-food takes many forms in our seasonal menu. Whet your appetite with some pomegranate trivia, and then come have a taste!

Pomegranates are berries. Their trees are both fruitful and flowering.

How many seeds – arils – do pomegranates contain? Hundreds, and they’re packed with fiber, potassium, vitamins, anti-inflammatory antioxidants and even fatty acids.

Some believe there are 613 seeds in a pomegranate, corresponding to the Torah’s 613 commandments – but, you’ll have to count for yourself!

Compared to red wine and green tea, pomegranates have three times the antioxidant activity.

Although inedible, the peel has high antioxidant concentration and is used to make pomegranate extract.

While pomegranates are enjoyed the world over today, they originated in Persia, dating back as early as 4000 B.C.E. Their mention in ancient texts confirm pomegranates have a long history across many cultures.

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While we’re looking forward to spring, we certainly plan to take advantage of this fruit before the season’s up. Join us before our winter specials are gone!