What’s New in the Freezer Aisle: Pomegranate Seeds

While I begin to unpack from my whirlwind Australia and New Zealand adventure, please enjoy this guest post byJessica Fishman Levinson. xo ~ Robyn

March is National Nutrition Month (this year’s theme: “Eat Right with Color”) and I’m guest posting on Fabulous Food Finds, so what could be more appropriate than writing about a colorful and nutrient-rich food find?! I was recently at Trader Joe’s looking through their freezer aisle to see if there was anything new and appealing that I could buy. I was about to move on when I saw frozen pomegranate seeds – and I stopped in my tracks.

Frozen fruit is nothing new – you see bags of frozen berries, peaches, and even mango in nearly every supermarket you enter. But frozen pomegranate seeds were new to me – I had never even thought about how great it would be to have them available, until now. Releasing those little arils (the seeds) from the inside of a pomegranate is no easy feat, and the containers of seeds that you can buy at grocery stores are so expensive it’s not really worth it. Finally there’s an easy way to enjoy this nutritious and delicious fruit.

Pomegranate seeds are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and anthocyanins – antioxidants found in purple and red foods. They are also low in calories and high in fiber, which makes them a great addition to meals and snacks.

Here are some of the ways to enjoy these frozen pomegranate seeds:

• Added to oatmeal for breakfast
• On top of nonfat Greek yogurt for a snack
• Sprinkled on salads for lunch or dinner
• Pureed and heated as a sauce for chicken or fish
• Added to salsa

Please tell us — have you ever tried frozen pomegranate seeds? What’s your favorite frozen fruit?

About Jessica:
Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian and founder of Nutritioulicious in New York City. You can become a fan of Nutritioulicious on Facebook and follow Jessica’s food and nutrition tweets @JlevinsonRD.

Disclaimer – I am not being paid to promote Trader Joe’s products.

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4 Responses to “What’s New in the Freezer Aisle: Pomegranate Seeds”

  1. Frozen Pomegranate Seeds | nutritioulicious™ Says:

    [...] Check out the post and tell me: Do you like pomegranate seeds? If so, how do you like to eat them? This entry was posted in Nutrition Tips, Product Reviews and tagged antioxidants, fabulous food finds, frozen fruit, jessica fishman levinson ms rd cdn, nutritioulicious, pomegranate nutrition, pomegranate seeds, registered dietitian jessica fishman levinson, robyn webb, trader joe's.

  2. Benjamin Bogin Says:

    Frozen pomegranate seeds are the rock and roll of treats.

  3. gloria Lewis Says:

    are the frozen pomegranate seeds or fresh ones available year round?

  4. Robyn Webb Says:

    yes, they should be!

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