Pomegranates

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    Nov 10, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    It's pomegranate season boys! And don't you forget it.

    Is there anything better than a pomegranate? Besides the fact that it's delicieux, it's also a very healthy snack, and the fact it takes so much work to decorticate really makes you apprecate it and yearn for it as you peel it.
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    Nov 10, 2010 2:01 AM GMT
    It takes so long to eat. That's probably why I don't eat it more often.

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    Nov 10, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    sashaman saidIt takes so long to eat. That's probably why I don't eat it more often.



    I agree that is why, I go for the other alternative:

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    Nov 10, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
    uhm, how do you exactly eat them?
  • MrPapo317

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    Nov 10, 2010 2:26 AM GMT
    i love them but the ones at Kroger look and feel like crap
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    Nov 10, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
    Pomegranates > ALL

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    Nov 10, 2010 3:16 AM GMT
    I bought nine the other day for three dollars. I fucking love pomegranate season.
  • camfer

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    Nov 10, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    uombroca said
    sashaman saidIt takes so long to eat. That's probably why I don't eat it more often.



    I agree that is why, I go for the other alternative:

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    I wonder if they sell Pom in Australia!
  • MidwesternKid

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    Nov 10, 2010 5:17 AM GMT
    I always heard it was disgusting, but I was wrong. I tried some and it is delicious. Might be a bit overwhelming for those with sensitive taste buds, but its amazing. TRY SOME!
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    Nov 10, 2010 5:19 AM GMT
    So this may sound lazy, but I buy the ones that have already been seeded into a container. You can find them at Whole Foods or Trader Joes. LOVE THEM!
  • Crucializer

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    Nov 10, 2010 5:25 AM GMT
    I go for the alternative too . . . . .

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    Nov 10, 2010 5:28 AM GMT
    they take too goddamn long to eat..

    +1 on the vodka lol
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    Nov 10, 2010 5:38 AM GMT
    POM is made from concentrate and I cant believe thats the same as eating the real thing.
    Trader joes sells peeled pomegranate in a plastic box for about 3.50.

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  • shinji082

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    Nov 10, 2010 6:22 AM GMT
    I LOOOOOOOVE POMMEGRANATE... I HAVE A GARDEN AT OUR COUNTRY HOME AND THERE ARE POMMEGRANATE TREES... HMMMM DELICIOUS, I LOVE TO PEEL THEM AND JUST EAT THEM THERE, WITH SOME LEMON JUICE AND SALT... HMMM....
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    Nov 14, 2010 6:20 AM GMT
    sundayswim said

    This, dark choclate, sleep and baby soap will keep you looking young
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    Nov 14, 2010 6:30 AM GMT


    Maybe a dumb question, but i always wondered how to eat pomegranates?

    Is it the kind of this where you pop the seeds in your mouth and spit out the pits?

    (I love the flavor though! give me a pomegranate margarita and i'm a happy man)
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    Nov 14, 2010 6:31 AM GMT
    9 for $3?!?!

    Man we must be getting ripped off here in South Georgia, I saw the sign in Publix earlier 5 for $10.

    I can recall one time where I was required to peel and eat a Pomegranate fruit was for a mandatory Home-edu class where every student peeled the fruit. Put the seeds in a bin and gave them to the teacher. The next day she took all the seeds she had from her 7 classes and gave us a small cup of Pomegranate fruit juice. It's different from the product that POM sells, which by the way if I'm not mistaken that company is being called 'snake oil' due to it's health claims.

    Unless you do the juicing yourself you can't be sure if your getting a 100% legit fruit juice product.
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    Nov 14, 2010 6:41 AM GMT
    Do you guys eat the whole seed? I tend to chew it a bit to get the juices, but spit out the seed. Just like I won't eat a grape with its seeds chewed up all together.
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    Nov 14, 2010 6:50 AM GMT
    As a fellow Persian, I specially enjoy the fruit that comes from my origins. No one knows how to enjoy the pomegranate the "right" way unless they are of Iranian decent icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 14, 2010 7:01 AM GMT
    I LOVE me some pomegranates and this time of year I always make a pomegranate ice cream fro my friend's seasonal dinner party.

    From a real pomegranate enthusiast, here's a helpful hint on preparing a pomegranate to eat:

    Prepare for yourself a large bowl of water. I find a large mixing bowl or piece of tupperware works best. Cut the Pomegranate in half. Break it up into a few manageable pieces. Submerge one of these in the water and begin to separate the edible seeds from the rest of the peel and pith. The good seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl while the peel and pith float on the surface. Since the fruit is submerged in water, you can remove the seeds quickly without getting sprayed by the juice. When you're done, you just pour off the water and you have a bowl full of pomegranate seeds ready to eat. At this point I usually nom nom nom.
  • wander2340

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    Nov 14, 2010 7:05 AM GMT
    We have been watching the pomegranates on our tree get bigger and darker for several weeks now. My daughter and I couldn't wait any longer and feasted on the first one of the season this morning. It was delicious!!!! The kids love digging into the fruit to pull out the messy seeds icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 14, 2010 7:12 AM GMT
    Despite the health benefits I never liked pomegranate seeds, so I buy the dry powder to mix into my protein shakes: http://www.navitasnaturals.com/products/pomegranate.html

    It's described on the company website as "a pomegranate powder made from the dried and milled juicy seeds of sustainably grown fruit. This product contains just one ingredient: pomegranates. Raw, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, and 100% organic."

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    Nov 19, 2010 12:52 AM GMT
    Davis510 said

    Maybe a dumb question, but i always wondered how to eat pomegranates?

    Is it the kind of this where you pop the seeds in your mouth and spit out the pits?

    (I love the flavor though! give me a pomegranate margarita and i'm a happy man)

    I cut them into 4 pieces vertically. Then you open it. You will see seeds in compartments separated by membrances, take them out and just eat them. Be careful when taking the seeds out, as the juice dye that will inevitably splatter around is a permanent dye. Sort of like seeded grapes, but smaller, tarter and sweeter. They are not bitter like oranges or lemons. I like to suck on the seeds a bit and then eat them.
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    Nov 19, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    Although I've never tried it I have heard that if you open the fruits under water (like in a large bowl) the seeds will float to the top of the water and then you can just scoop them up. It also helps to eliminate juice squirting all over the place.

    Poms are super healthy and super delicious! If you've never tried one this is the time to start.
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    Nov 19, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
    Where I'm from pomegranates grow everywhere in large numbers, including in parks and shit... and preparing them has been traditionally considered a woman's job icon_razz.gif

    After seeing 3 woman around a table full of pomegranates for 5 hours I understood why they made it a woman's job icon_eek.gif

    Yay for patriarchal societies