This is a poem…a poem about pomes…another type of fruit…that I can’t wait to bring home…

Sorry, the words “poem” and “pome” are too similar that I couldn’t resist.

But what are pomes?

Pomes are those fruits that have a relatively hard flesh surrounding a central core of seeds, fruits such as apples and pears.

As far as the nutritional value of fruits classified as pomes, pomes provide as much as 15% of the amount of vitamin C and 17% of the amount of fiber that your body needs each day in only one medium-sized apple….Pomes also contain many types of strong antioxidants.

As far as the health benefits of fruits classified as pomes…they can help you lose weight, improve your digestive system,and lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and other chronic health conditions.

Examples of pomes include apples, pears, nashi and quince. We will be looking at more of fruits classified as pomes in future posts. Right now my main goal is to finish a Master List of Clean Food Eating and get you thinking about your next trip to Sprouts or Whole Foods so that you don’t appear lost.