The Magical Fruit

pomegranate

I’ve always found pomegranate as the symbol of fruitfulness. Isn’t it so magical? Who can imagine that there are plenty of precious seeds in this dull looking fruit as a whole? I used to love playing with these red ‘beads’ as a little child. Mom says that she was fed up with working on hard to remove stains on my clothes. Believe or not, I used to love the color of its stain too!

Some people may find it difficult to eat pomegranate, they even need a tool for this. Not true for me! I just divide the whole fruit into four and gnaw them one by one holding a large bowl under my chin. Does it sound disgusting? But I love feeling the sound they make in my mouth and the sourish flavor even if its juice flows down on my hands. And I absolutely love to use these fantastic seeds to garnish dishes. You can see examples in the following links:

Baked Pears
Chestnut Cup
Gullac Ramadan 3
Meat on Boat
Fruit And Cheese Pie
Noah Pudding
How do you like your pomegranate?

Comments

  1. says

    i love this fruit myself! i remember that my late grandma has its tree in front of her house when i was a little girl. and i picked the fruit myself since the tree was not so high and eat it then and there! brings back memories ^_^

  2. says

    Beautiful photo, Zerrin! Pomegranate is one of my favorite fruits also…I love to use the arils to top salads!

  3. says

    Yes I love this beautiful fruit. I love it as a snack while reading or watching TV. I just pick one by one and throwing them into my mouth. Love the crunch :D

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