Sunday, November 20, 2005

Tastey Gem!

 Ever since I was a kid, I have loved eating pomegranate ftuit. It's a nice treat because it seems they are only available in the grocery store for a short time each year. It's hard to describe what it tastes like - it's sweet and sour and bitter all at the same time. If you haven't tried it before, get to the store soon - they are only available September to January. Just be aware it's a bit of work trying to eat them. The skin of the fruit is somewhat leathery, so it's hard to peel. Also, the edible part of the fruit are little juice sacs (called arils) which are easy to pop, getting red staining juice everywhere. Here's a good reference for how to get at the arils more easily. Enjoy! 

Note: the aril pictured above is much bigger than actual size. I got my camera really close to it when I took the picture.

6 comments:

Shiloh351 said...

I had bought a pomegranate for my sugar gliders to try but was unsure of what to do with it so it's been sitting in my frig for over a week..thanks for the info...I thought you were supposed to spit out the seeds while eating them so hadn't given it to them because I was afraid the seeds would hurt them.(plus, i didn't want to eat it myself and have to keep spitting all those seeds for such a tiny amount of juice!)So, there it sat on the bottom of my crisper until I read your blog. Last night my sugies and I both tried it. End result: I enjoy pomegranates, sugar gliders do not..... :)

Rob said...

Brilliant! I think I tried one once when i was in middle school, but since I did not remember it we picked one up today. Lot of work, but pretty tasty. Thanks!

bethd said...

how big are they???

Mostly Torn said...

The pomegranate is about the same size as a naval orange. The arils (the little seed/juice pods inside) are about 1/4 of an inch in size. The best way to figure out the size is to buy one at the grocery store. :-)

bethd said...

Thanks

bethd said...

mmmmm gooooooood