The pomegranate with its deliciously juicy, ruby-coloured arils (seeds) was first cultivated as a fruit over 8,000 years ago, and is a symbol of fertility in many cultures throughout the world. The fruit was highly prized through the ages for its medicinal properties – different parts of the plant were used to treat a variety of conditions.
Pomegranates are a good source of vitamin C, potassium and fibre. They contain four important naturally occurring polyphenols which are strongly anti-inflammatory and antibacterial (ellagic acid, gallic acid, anthocyanins, punicalagin).
This yummy seasonal salad can be eaten as a side dish or light main meal.