Sunday, December 7, 2008

Whew.....I just ate Pomegranate


We all know the great benefits that is touted by the pomegranate. The list of potential health benefits are endless....antioxidants, vitamin B5, may have antibacterial effects against dental plaque, cardiovascular health, prostate health, and makes one hell of a martini (made with POM wonderful juice)...I mean this is like a superfruit.

I was ecstatic to see them for sale at my local grocery store. 2 for $4...what a steal I thought. All of these healthy attributes....for $2 a pop? Worth every penny, I thought. I have never had one before so I picked two out how I thought you should and headed home. I walked through the door and exclaimed "Babe, I bought Pomegranate!!!". Michael looked at me and said "don't wear any clothes while eating it that you want to keep and don't get it on the counter tops". "Ok, Sunshine". And I was off to eat my superfruit.

I stared at her for a long time. Do I bite it? Do I slice it? Do I peel it? I stopped and looked at it and thought Oh my God, how the hell do I eat this thing. What are you supposed to do with it? No one ever mentioned this now do they. I ended messing up the first one royally. I don't even know what I did but I had all of these beautiful little seeds burst and then the rind was thick and I didn't know if to eat it or what. Wow, I had already invested like 14 minutes in my supersnack and I hadn't even had any yet. So I did what any "normal" person living in 2008 would do. Yep, I You Tube'd it :) I actually had to log onto youtube to figure out how to eat the "anils" and how to place the fruit in a bowls of water for 5 mintues to have it be easier to tear of the rind and pulp from the jewels of these fruit.

The pomengranate needs a better agent. It actually just needs to come with instructions or I need to be around more people that know how to eat it.

So if your new years resolution is to work on your patience or your fine motor skills, or to learn how to eat slower or to lose weight...then the pomegranate is for you. It took me over 40 minutes to enjoy my pomegranate seeds of my second one.

Do you like or know how to eat pomegranate? Do you have any suggestions? Should I just stick with the juice? Oh and I used to think those bottles of juice were expensive...I don't anymore. Trust me, they're a steal.

15 comments:

Threeboys1mommy said...

We have a tree outside. $120 worth of pomegranates easy. I have a special method for eating them... but it's not pretty, so I just eat them in the dark.

annie kelleher said...

wow i dont think ive ever tried a real pomegranete... they are so pretty though!!!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

I guess it's normal not to eat a fruit that isn't familiar to you. I remember looking at squash and thinking "and how am I suppose to peel this???". Nah, you don't eat the rind, just the seeds. They are not "sweet" but good for you. My mom would buy many and we would eat them, one seed at a time. They're familiar fruits to Portuguese people. Anyway, do eat them since they are very good for you. :)

Carrie said...

Mmmmmm, I love Pomegranates! I remember the first time I had one. I was at a friend's house and after that, I begged for them. Somehow, I managed to wrangle a few out of my parents every year. I still eat a few every year to this day and have one in my fridge waiting to be eaten right now!

It isn't pretty, but I just cut them in half and then break them open section by section. I don't eat the inside of the seeds, just bite the juice off of them and spit out the insides. The midget loved them also, but she ate the whole seed.

Happy pomegranate-ing!

Valerie said...

Ate them all the time as a child. We loved them. We would rip them open and tear them apart. Love the seeds use to suck the juice out then eat them. Only eat them occasionally now. Your husband is right though. We would get them all over us and our clothes. I love the juice now cleaner and easier. lol

Queenie Jeannie said...

I love pomegranates!!!! Like Carrie said, I cut them in half and then peeling them is a cinch. I eat the whole seeds and enjoy every one!! They're delicious stirred into yogurt too! My fav is raspberry yogurt with them. Enjoy!

mbhill14 said...

Although they are very yummy, pomegranates give me anxiety attacks. My OCD won't let me just eat a couple, I have to dig out each little seed one by one. Ugh, that pic alone gets my heart racing! ;0)

Aubrey said...

I buy the juice. LOL

Mercedes said...

I know they are a lot of work, but they are soooo worth it. Yum!

everyday mom said...

I love them but I am allergic which just sucks.

Jelly said...

You're funny. We ate them as a kid all the time. Haven't in years though. Just not a messy person and would probably have a heart attack if Gavin got ahold of one of those bad boys!

HeatherY said...

I have never eaten a pomegranate! Sounds like I might just need to buy the juice! lol!

bermudabluez said...

I do love the juice, but have never eaten one. In this day and age....I'd GOOGLE it!

Caro said...

looking forward to eat my first one soon and if it helps loose weight that will be my best friend...:)

Shan said...

So was it good? I saw them at the grocery here as well. I have NO idea how to eat them either!
The juice sounds like a bargain for sure!