How Do You Like Them…Pomegranates?

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Celebrations, Fall, Family, Food, Fruit, Health, Kitchen | Posted on 04-11-2011

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Ha ha ha! Pomegranates are in season. Enough said.

But Holy Investment, Batman! These suckers are $3.50 apiece where I live. But how can I say no to antioxidants and Vitamin C?

My kids love them. And we associate them will our family Fall traditions. No fancy cooking here. We just slice them in half and enjoy picking out the ruby-like seeds. Eating half of a pomegranate can last through a whole movie (if you eat it slowly)!

These bad boys have quite a history. Did you know, for example, that:

  • The wild pomegranate dates back 4,000 years?
  • Indian royalty used the pomegranate in rituals and for banquets?
  • Traders in ancient days referred to the pomegranate as the “fruit of paradise?”
  • The Greek myth of Persephone, the goddess of the Underword prominently features the pomegranate? For each seed she ate, she had to stay in Hades for A YEAR.

Enjoy ’em–you are eating a piece of ancient history–and don’t wear your white toga while partaking.

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Comments (4)

Have you tried these with either plain or vanilla Greek Yogurt? Just amazing, and the beautiful little red kernels nestled in a bed of white yogurt looks so holiday-ish!

I would like to eat a pomegranite with someone who knows how to eat it & have you teach me as we eat it together. i can read about “how” all i want, but its different when you slice it open & I found myself just staring last year & wondering, “hmmM???? huh?!??!?! not sure if i am doing this right.”

OK, let’s plan a pomegranate date. Pronto.

Call me,
Pippi

Oh man, I am so going to buy some of that yogurt. You sound a little like Martha with your festive ideas. Do you know her?

Fan of Pomegranates,
Pippi

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