Wednesday, December 10, 2008


So, I purchased my first pomegranate last Sunday. I've never had a Pomegranate. But, apparently they are "wonderful" so I had to see what all the fuss was about.

Man, a pomegranate is one UGLY fruit. Looks like a really mean onion. Or an onion that has turned into a Harley rider.

Anyway, I cut into the thing and had no idea what to do with it. What was I suppose to eat? So, I went my good friend the internet, and asked it what in the hell I was supposed to with this thing. It explained it very clearly. So, I removed the pith and separated the seeds. And dug in.

I personally didn't like the seeds, so I juiced the little seeds in my mouth and bit off the little bit of flesh and spit out the seed. Seemed like a lot of work for such little pay off. Sort of like Sunflower seeds - but sweet instead of salty.

But, then I noticed I was nomming on them all day - but I wasn't craving other things (like doughnuts, cake, Peppermint Mochas, and Pizza.) So, weird - definately. Tasty? A little bit.. But, really, it just gave my mouth something to do.

Then, my son came home from school and said - OH POMEGRANATE! And grabbed a few seeds - threw them into his mouth - sucked the juice out and spit out the seed. Just like that. It wasn't the huge production I was turning it into. I asked him where he had had pomegranates before. He said school - all the kids bring pomegranates for snack...

Guess I live in California, huh?

1 comment:

Sam said...

Some people eat the seeds, but personally I don't.