Trying the Pomegranate

November 11, 2008


I’ve been reading on many blogs about the wonderful things you Asians get to eat. I can NEVER read blogs while hungry anymore– I’ll go insane! Your food always looks soooo good. Here in Upstate NY, we eat a lot of beef and root vegetables during the winter. I like it enough, but your fresh fruits and vegetables and many fish dishes make my mouth water.

Well, I searched high and low for a durian, but couldn’t find one around here. One of the kids expressed interest in a pomegranate, after seeing it mentioned on a few sites. I’m always up to a good challenge! I think I tried this years and years ago, but didn’t remember what it tasted like. All I remember is that you eat the seeds and discard the flesh.

So. Here’s our pomegranate. Cost $1.88 at WalMart.


I sliced it in half. Looking pretty good so far, eh? 😉

And yeah, I KNOW my orange laminate countertop looks like something off a las vegas strip. I’m working on that. Just for the record, that countertop was here when I bought the house, k?

Cut Pomegranate

Now we’re getting messy.


The kids tasted the juice and went “ICK!” They said it tasted like unripe apples. I was surprised to see that the juice didn’t stain. And I suppose it would be good in a quick bread?

Well here are two of them tasting the seeds.


That large water stain on my son’s shirt is the water he spit all over himself after trying to rinse the pomegranate juice from his mouth. LOL. The other kids said the pomegranate was “okay.” Guess we’re going back to MacIntosh apples! That’s fine with me- apples are our native fruit. Thus ends our great pomegranate experiment. 😀


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6 Responses to “Trying the Pomegranate”

  1. Kristine Says:

    Pomegranates are all the rage. Too funny, we just bought one for the first time tonight and I was getting ready to open it up after I did some EC drops. I’ll have to see if our experience goes better.

  2. Callie Says:

    That look on your son’s face is priceless…He just cracks me up. The last time I ever ate on of those things was in highschool. For some reason I remember the taste well…. sour grapes to me. I decided to much trouble to eat those things. Glad your back to Apples!!!!

  3. Kathy Says:

    Oh, what a great picture! Hey, at least they tried them. I haven’t had a pomegranate in decades. Despite your results, I still may try one!

    p.s. My former house had a turquoise countertop and a pink sink! Yes, it made our eyes bleed.

  4. Mizé Says:

    Hi. I love pomegranates!
    We´ve got very good quality ones. Pomegranates stains are difficult to come out, you´ll need a good detergent, lol.
    Not much to add, I was making drops and wanted to wish you a good day, plus let you know that I finally adopted a fur friend, I´m so happy!

  5. Signe Says:

    I grew up eating poms, and totally love them. My grandparents had a tree and it did very well.
    My kids are actually picking one apart as I type! They don’t get them b/c they’re expensive where we live, but this time of year I tend to buy a lot. They’re very healthy.

  6. Leo (Healthy Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle) Says:

    These works perfectly in a sallad! Makes it more interesting