While at the ranch, I discover this marvelous tree in the distance with beautiful red blossoms. It is a pomegranate tree! I had no idea pomegranates could make it though our winters. And, did you know that pomegranates are mentioned 25 times in the Old Testament?
You've probably heard that pomegranates are now one of the "must" have foods because of its health benefits. It is highly concentrated in anti-oxidants and it is thought to reduce plaque build up in the brain, in the arteries, and on teeth. There is a warning that too much may interfere with cholesterol lowering medications as well as blood pressure meds. It is recommended that you talk with your doctor if you are on these meds before going all out on a pomegranate binge.
Isn't the flower magnificent?
Aha, the fruit.
From what I saw at Harrison Ranch Park, pomegranates thrive in our rocky, limestone soil, which is a big plus from my standpoint. I must have one or two of these trees, maybe three, and I'm on an all out search for a seller in Austin. :D There are dozens of different types.
Until next time, God bless.