Nutritious AND Delicious: Fresh Pomegranate Salsa

Pomegranate: The royal fruit

Indulge those taste buds: Pomegranate seeds are a stunning bright red color that gives a pack of nutrition and a healthy dose of fiber. They also have an inhibiting action estrogen synthesis packed with vitamin c, which aids in fighting off the scavenging disease promoting free radicals in the body.

Either eat them straight out of the fruit, or sprinkle the seeds on top of some vanilla yogurt or ice cream. Or try the below recipe, an amazing twist of the usual salsa, for a summer picnic or adding a red coloured snack during the winter.

Fresh Pomegranate Salsa

Ingredients:
3 medium on the vine tomatoes, diced
1 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 lime, juiced
salt & pepper, to taste

Optional: To add some heat, finely dice 1 jalapeno, finely diced

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve with tortilla chips.

Enjoy!

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About Dr. Heather Manley
Dr. Heather Manley (from Toronto presently living in Hawaii), who in 2001 received her medical degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, is a practicing physician whose primary interest is preventative healthcare for families. She is the author of Human Body Detectives, her educational series of story-telling audiobooks and accompanying activity workbooks. She also promotes wellness and naturopathic healthcare on her website drheathernd.com. She lives on the Big Island of Hawaii with her husband and two daughters, and is currently at work on the next Human Body Detectives adventure.

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